about your order...
Because the artwork is painted by hand upon your order, it will require 2 weeks for completion, including drying time, before being shipped.
If you require a different color scheme, I am always happy to paint in custom colours!
Measure your space and decide if the sizes listed will work for you. If you need a larger or smaller size, I can accomodate you because I assemble my own canvases.
If you would like a One Of A Kind, completely unique custom painting created in your desired colours, style and size, I would love to paint for you!
The staple-free, 3/4 inch deep gallery-wrapped canvas edges of paintings are carefully painted. You can frame the artwork if you wish, but it is not necessary.
Huge paintings and shipments overseas will be shipped rolled to save on shipping cost, and to protect your investment. Scroll down to see how to stretch a canvas yourself! If you live in Canada or the US, and you would like to have your huge painting shipped stretched, I can send you a Paypal invoice for $60 CAD.
All paintings are signed and dated on the front and back.
All paintings are 100% hand-painted on primed cotton canvas in high-quality acrylic paint. Acrylic paint is very durable and will not fade or become discolored like oil paint.
Care Instructions: A gentle wipe with a damp cloth will remove any dust or fibres from your painting, and because acrylic paint is very durable, this will not smudge, smear or damage your painting in any way.
How To Stretch A Canvas...
Purchase your stretcher bars at any art store, and assemble them, making sure that the frame is square. To make sure it's square, measure diagonally from top left to bottom right corner, and vice-versa. These measurements need to be exactly the same.
Now place your frame on top of the back side of your painting.
**Make sure your frame is centered on your painting and that it doesn't shift as you work**
The best way to attach your canvas to the frame is to work from the middle outwards and in opposites. Starting in the center on any side, staple the canvas to the back of the frame. Put in about three staples, approximately two inches apart.
Move to the opposite side, pull the canvas taut, and staple the middle in place. Then do the same on the edge that is diagonally opposite. Continue like this until all the edges are in place. Don't staple all the way to the corner in one go. You'll get better tension by doing it in sections.
Smooth out any wrinkles as you go, but don't worry if your painting has some ripples. The last step will take care of them.
Stop stapling a few inches away from the corners..
Fold the corner of the canvas over the frame and staple.
Fold over the other side the same way and staple it on top of the other one.
Repeat for the other three corners.
Use a hammer to make sure all of the staples are in all the way.
To Smooth Any Wrinkles...
With a spray bottle, spray the back of the painting with water. Smooth it on with a brush or your hand making sure to cover the entire back, easpecailly the corners. This will shrink the canvas so your painting will be tight on your frame. You can repeat this step if you need to.
If this doesn't smooth out your wrinkles, you might have to pull out your staples and try again, but if you make sure to pull the canvas tight as you staple, you shouldn't need to.
That's It, You're Done!
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