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5 Things to Consider When Choosing Stretcher Strips

Stretcher strips (also called stretcher bars) are typically made of wood, metal or a combination of the two. The different types of wood can range from pine to fir. Whether

Heavy Texturing and Layering Techniques 101

Every artist dreams of creating works of art that will enthrall everyone from novices to notable critics. While a talented artist can certainly create captivating paintings using a variety of

Watercolor Canvas vs. Watercolor Paper – What’s the Difference?

Every artist knows that painting on watercolor canvas versus watercolor paper has its advantages and disadvantages. However, for many artists the positives far outweigh the negatives. For starters, watercolor canvas

Step-by-Step Instructions to Sizing and Priming Canvas

Artist Hand Priming   Artist hand priming allows the artist to have ultimate control over the final surface. However, without proper technique and materials an improperly sealed surface can result,

Tell Me More About Cotton Duck Canvas

Cotton duck, also called duck cloth, duck, or duck canvas, is a popular type of textile used in a wide range of industries from art and apparel to boating and