Monday, April 30, 2012

Type of Canvas to choose from

If you are wanting a canvas painting, this may help you pick what type. Then once you pick your type of canvas, you then pick what size canvas you had in mind.

Gallery wrap:
 is a method of stretching an artist's canvas so that the canvas wraps around the sides and is secured to the back of the wooden frame. The frame is usually 1.25" thick. As a result, the hardware (staples or tracks)  used to secure the canvas is not visible. The sides of the canvas are prepared and primed in the same manner as the face. They may then be painted a solid color or painted to continue the image appearing on the face. This method of stretching and preparing a canvas allows for a frameless presentation of the finished painting or photograph.

Do not need to frame.

Traditional Canvas: Canvas is typically stretched across a wooden frame called a stretcher, and may be coated with gesso before it is to be used; this is to prevent oil paint from coming into direct contact with the canvas fibres, which will eventually cause the canvas to decay.
Typically you frame, but do not have to.

Canvas Board: A flat panel made of wood
You would normally frame.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Process:

Send an email, telling us basically or exactly what you were thinking of, whether you have it all worked out or have just a vague idea. Explain what room, room size, wall size, feeling of the room, size of desired mural, and send some pictures of or tell us what you’d like. We can Google some images and send them back for idea building. Tell us a bit about yourself, including any mutual friends or associates, along with their contact info, as a reference.

In person, we’ll plan exactly what you want for your home, school, or business. Whether the wall is white or another color prior to my painting on it, I would need some of that paint for touch up's when doing the mural.
I, (Erica Woods) typically use Acrylic paints because it dries quickly.
 Most walls have a satin finish or semi-gloss finish. Used acrylic paint is a flat or non-sheen medium. So, if you wish, I can over spray the mural with a matching satin or semi-gloss clear acrylic spray to maintain the sheen level. Egg-shell sheen walls would not be over sprayed.

The Artists:
Erica M. Woods & Colleen Moorefield are the Artists. We typically work as a team when working Murals. Our style is a little different, but works out perfectly when working together. We constantly share thoughts & opinions about the project while working on it which makes the final product turn out perfect.Depending on the Mural & the situation, we can sometimes work on a project individually.The More part of the business, we often to the projects individually. Partners aren't necessary when doing a canvas or any other project than a large mural.