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If you were an architect or builder you would want to build a house on a solid and strong foundation, otherwise the effects could be dire. The same goes with art. A canvas is the foundation of your painting and you need it to have certain qualities if you’re looking to commission a museum quality art reproduction or a top portrait of your family.
Nearly all of these Chinese art reproduction companies as well as the big American ones (80% of the Chinese art reproduction market ships solely to America) use these flimsy nylon canvases, shown in the photo below. The reason being of course is that they’re dirt cheap to buy so companies make a bigger profit. They may be easy on the pocket but it’s not so great for the painting. It’s important that the canvas for your art replica or portrait has strength and stability since over time many factors can challenge your oil painting (for example humidity, change in temperature, re-stretching) and a flimsy canvas just won’t cut it. These poor quality canvases are also loosely woven and the fabric can easily distort when stretched, which in turn will ruin the painting.
Here at Fabulous Masterpieces, we use a heavy grade duck cotton canvas because of its strength, stability and durability. Heavy grade Duck cotton canvases have a smooth, dense construction and are suitable for large oil paintings. Our duck cotton canvases, which your paintings will be lovingly hand painted on will feel reassuringly heavy and provide excellent support for even thickly painted pieces of art, such as our van Gogh replicas. Even for larger paintings, due to the way the threads criss-cross each other in the canvas you’ll find that they provide an excellent foundation for your painting. Say no to poor cheapo quality canvases and give your painting a strong foundation. In the long run you’ll be very pleased you have!
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