How to choose a canvas? Automatic translate
Having spent some time honing your skills on plain paper, there comes a time when you begin to think about buying a canvas. After all, correctly selected canvas for painting It guarantees long-term preservation of the picture, as well as the ability to more accurately and efficiently convey all the details and set semantic accents. When using the canvas, the picture can be freely transported from place to place, without fear of harming it.
One of the most important criteria when choosing a canvas is its grain size:
- Fine-grained. They are chosen for applying paints in thin layers, the so-called smooth painting. Such a canvas creates a delicate texture, so it is perfect for still lifes and landscapes. Using this canvas, you can easily draw details and focus on them.
- Medium grained. Used in cases where you want the texture of the canvas to be traced. Also great for beginners - if you apply more paint than planned, the canvas will not go bad. Often considered a universal type of canvas, but still inferior in strength to coarse-grained.
- Coarse grained. They are suitable for experiments with paint layers (usually several thick paint coatings are applied), forms and pasty painting, because such a canvas does not deform from a large amount of applied paint (other types can sag, thereby overshadowing the appearance).
There are three types of canvases:
- On stretchers - the classic and most popular option. This variety keeps its shape perfectly and is of the highest quality - after all, almost everything is made by hand.
- On cardboard - best for sketching. Popular among students and those who are just beginning their journey in the visual arts - it is relatively inexpensive compared to the first type. Sometimes experienced artists also use this type to create experimental works.
- In rolls - they differ only in that they pull on the subframe independently. Quality canvases in rolls will also be expensive, as well as regular ones on stretchers.
The material used in the manufacture is also important.
Linen canvas is the most expensive, but at the same time the most durable. On such a canvas, the picture will look great for at least a hundred years, a very small risk of sagging and is resistant to mechanical stress.
Cotton canvas (“bortovka”) - suitable for students, less durable than linen, but the picture will have a beautiful view for about 10 years. They do not withstand moisture - if the conditions are not met, they can easily sag.
Synthetic canvas - is considered very durable, but over time, irreversible processes can occur: coating with cracks.
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