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How to Repair Canvas

Every expert artist knows that if you want to create a painting with longevity, you must begin with high quality canvas. On the flip side, every seasoned artist also knows

The Importance of Proper Primer Application

The process of creating your next masterpiece begins long before you put brush to canvas. In fact, it’s what you do (or don’t do) to prepare your canvas that could

Watercolor Tips & Techniques by Tom Lynch

Tom Lynch, prolific watercolor artist for more than 45 years, has a few tips and techniques that can help make any watercolor artists’ painting experience that much better. Let’s begin

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

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

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,