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The History of Botanical Art

Botanical art has a long history that many believe dates back to as early as 15th century B.C. According to the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), in the tomb

Getting to Know the Gallery System . . . and How to Survive it

No one says breaking into the glamorous world of art is easy. But when you think about it, breaking into any creative career can be difficult. Just ask any successful

The Wonders of Canvas. . . From the Beginning of Time

Thousands of years before the development of what is now known as “artist’s canvas,” linen and cotton were used for everything from mummification and tapestries to Venetian paintings. These versatile

Why Your Masterpiece Will Withstand the Test of Time

What does Fredrix have to do with quality canvas and preserving masterpieces? Plenty! For nearly 150 years, Fredrix Canvas has been in the business of creating fine canvas that’s guaranteed

From Brush Strokes to Dollar Signs

When it comes to the debate about art and money, you will find plenty of artists eager to argue that the two cannot coexist. Although the world of art continues

Brush up on Your History of Oil and Acrylic Sizing and Grounds

While many of the tools and methods used to create a painting have evolved over the centuries, some things never change—because they can’t. For example, acrylic paint dries by evaporation,

How priming affects the longevity of your painting

Whether you’re getting ready to put brush to canvas for the first time, or are a seasoned fine artist, there are certain things to be aware of before making that

How to be seen on social media

It’s no secret that social media has taken the world by storm. It has created thousands of superstars from singers such as Justin Bieber to athletes like Havard Rugland to

How to Choose a Canvas

Linen vs Cotton Linen should be selected when the artist: 1. Desires the highest archival quality and high perceived value. 2. Can afford the expense of linen. 3. Needs artwork