What is oil paint over printed canvas

Canvas for oil paints, a few tips on materials & buying

The canvas is the mostly used image carriers for oil painting. Painting with oil paints on canvas is made possible large image formats and it's a lot of fun, because the covering gives way.

Here are a few tips on canvas material & buying:

  1. What do you have to do with Canvas purchase respect, think highly of?
  2. How do you recognize a good canvas quality?
  3. Which one Canvas fabric, Linen or cotton, is it suitable for oil painting?
  4. Which Canvas texture fits my picture idea?
  5. Is it worth himselfPainting cloth ontotighten?
  6. How good are pre-primed canvases?
  7. How can you canvas after shopping transport well?
  8. Should you Paint canvas edges? Do you have to Buy a frame?
  9. Why work Canvases in XXL?

1) What to look out for when buying canvas

It is particularly important that the Canvas frame straight is and has just been stored. If the stretcher bars are warped or if the canvas has been leaning against the wall for too long, the frame warps and no longer forms a perfect level. Later, when the picture is hanging, a corner stands in the way of the room. This cannot be compensated for with metal angles, nails or straightening, so that the canvas hang crooked or the canvas has to be stretched onto a new stretcher frame. Therefore always make sure that the canvas is straight when buying.

This is how you can check the canvas: If you look at the frame from above, only the lower and the upper edges should be seen both exactly parallel run away. Small errors can be compensated for by pulling hard across the diagonal.
Store the frame carefully even after you buy it. Place it carefully parallel to the wall.

2) How to recognize a good canvas quality

The Wood of the stretcher should stored for a long time and no longer smell strong. The best is glued wood. The canvas frames from the Boesner art supply store are recommended here: very cheap, well-stored and glued canvas frames. The Canvas tension should be in the middle: it should not be stretched like a drum. Nevertheless, the canvas should be stretched, especially in the corners. It should Information either to canvas as well as for priming to be available. The canvas should only consist of one raw material and not made of mixed fabrics. This means that the canvas does not warp with fluctuations in temperature and humidity. This is considered a good canvas pattern Plain weave, i.e. the canvas is interwoven in a cross shape. This weaving technique ensures an even tension on the stretcher. Diagonal fabric patterns (like jeans) or other can warp the wet canvas. The primer shouldn't feel too hard and brittle. It shouldn't be applied too thickly. If you rub over it with a finger, it shouldn't stain.

3) Which canvas material is suitable for oil painting

Linen and cotton are the most common canvas fabrics. Linen is prestigious. It is resilient and the traditional covering. Belgian linen is considered to be particularly valuable. Good quality feels pliable. Cheaper linen is brittle and has many weaving defects. Cotton is comparatively Cheap. It is not that tear-resistant, but flexible. Because of the quality and the cost becomes pure Cotton mostly used. A grammage from 300 g / m2 to 480 g / m2 makes sense, but also very thin cotton fabrics 180 g / m2 like nettleare suitable. Care should be taken here when priming so that the paint does not penetrate to the back. Thicker ones CanvasQualities from 500 g / m2 can cause problems when painting, as possible creases and folds are difficult to stretch out. Heavy cotton quality will be on rollers offered, lighter as a bale. Stretchy cotton fabrics should be avoided. Many small ones have poor cotton qualities brown impurities and protruding faulty bonds which will later appear on the picture (tip: carefully sand down with emery paper).

4) Which canvas structure fits which picture idea

With the structure can you underline the printout of the picture. Coarse canvas goes well with coarse, impasto painting, fine painting cloth with glazed painting technique and photo motifs. You can paint spontaneously and effectively on a coarse canvas, as the structure / coincidence works a little. The smoother the canvas, the easier it is to see brushstrokes and flaws.

5) Why it is worthwhile to stretch the canvas yourself

In terms of price, it is definitely worth making a canvas yourself. You draw untreated canvas yourself and priming it properly, you get a much better image carrier than a ready-made and primed canvas. It can be done on the self-drawn and primed canvas paint more pleasant. The canvas is essential warp-free and aging-resistant. she is significantly cheaper to manufacture.

6) Pre-primed and finished canvases are OK.

You can easily buy pre-primed and ready-made canvases. Most of them manufacture Canvases in art supply shops to have a good quality. Cheap canvases are suspicious: is the canvas really made of fabric or is it just a plastic covering? The latter is smooth on the back and feels coated.

7) How to transport the canvas well after shopping

The important thing is the canvas not wrong to transport and to protect the covering from other objects. It is good to place or lay two canvases in the same format with the picture side facing each other. This protects the covering and stabilizes the frame. A cardboard box or wooden board can also stabilize and protect the canvas well.

8) Of painted canvas edges and canvas framing

Due to the decorative canvas edges is a Frame purchase not required. You can see the picture continue painting on the edges, but in my opinion disturbs this almost always. It seems artistic to leave the edges as they look after the painting process, with all the spots and colors that came about by chance. It is more decorative Paint the edges with white paint. The visible edge is left as it is and only the side, circumferential edges are carefully painted with primer white.

9) Why large-format canvases work

Oil paintings in XXl have a big impact. As soon as you can no longer simply clamp the canvas under your arm, its size alone affects the viewer. Canvases are light even in large formats and usually only need a good steel nail for hanging the picture.

Art quote:

"The aim of art is simply to create a mood." - Oscar Wilde, The Critic as an Artist / Gilbert

4. Chapter Oil paints art supplies:

  1. Art supplies - shopping tips for painting supplies
  2. Oil painting basic equipment- Can you save on the purchase?
  3. Oil paints in comparison - What colors are good?
  4. Which brush is suitable for painting with oil paints?
  5. Palette for oil painting - Which one is the right one
  6. Canvas for oil paints, a few tips on material & purchase?
  7. Stretcher frames for oil painting, tips
  8. Primer for oil painting Gesso, chalk ground, oil ground, etc.?

1. Chapter Instructions:

  1. Oil painting guide
  2. for beginners
  3. Painting with oil paints

2. Chapter oil painting technique

  1. Painting techniques of oil painting
  2. Basic technology - the perfect introduction
  3. All-prima technique, prima painting
  4. Impasto technique, impasto painting style
  5. Semi-opaque painting technique
  6. Glaze technique, the glazed painting method
  7. Wet-on-wet technology
  8. Trowel & structure technique in oil
  9. Mixed media
    1. Egg tempera technique, an old masterly glaze technique
    2. Paint on acrylic with oil paints
    3. Paint on watercolor with oil paints
    4. Alienate oil paintings with charcoal, pastels, oil pastels, colored and pencil
    5. Collage technique
  10. Painting material and the oil technique
    1. Suitable substrate for oil technology
    2. Canvas & stretcher frames, stretching & covering
    3. Oil painting on wood
    4. Primer - prime properly
  11. Oil painting technique, painting
    1. Preliminary drawing - suitable materials
    2. Background, a painterly draft
    3. Tips - useful tricks
    4. My way of painting
    5. Varnish, final varnish, intermediate varnish and some technical tips
    6. Clean brushes with soap and brush cleaner
    7. Correct, remove & paint over

3. Chapter oil paint:

  1. Oil paint
  2. Properties, composition, degree of coverage, ...
  3. Binder - thinner
  4. Mixing / making
  5. Medium for oil paints

5. Chapter Templates:

  1. Motifs with description
    1. Paint like Gerhard Richter
    2. Paint like Andy Warhol
    3. Paint like Keith Haring
    4. Paint like Paul Gauguin
    5. Paint like Paul C├ęzanne
    6. Paint like Claude Monet
  2. Templates: abstract painting, nude painting, landscapes, flowers, still life, motifs of painting, motifs of art, photo templates

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