Complex carvings & inlays made affordable using CNC technology

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“A machine is only as good as its operator” is an adage that has been handed down over the ages. In the modern day, this holds true when speaking of CNC machining. CNC (Computer Numerical Control), a technology which can be used to create artistic products of any size or complexity, has become a buzzword… Read more »

How we get the BEST RATES for Shipping Artwork to USA & Canada

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As a company with clients spread from Yellowknife to Panama, Chicago to Texas, New York to Los Angeles, and every point in between, we are very concerned with shipping rates for our canvas stretcher bar products. We do not make any money on shipping so we are constantly looking for ways to get better rates… Read more »

The Importance of Properly Preparing Canvas

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The following story illustrates why a properly prepared foundation is essential to the long life of a good painting, given the vicissitudes of travelling, storage and viewing space to which it will almost certainly be subjected. It also shows what Conservators know well, that time and chance, travel and weather, can do to a painting… Read more »

Painting on Linen Canvas

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     Painting on Linen Canvas   Why paint on Linen?  Well made cotton canvas is far more popular, and probably half the price or less. A Conservator friend, professionally trained in Europe as a young man, now with many years of experience repairing and restoring fine art works, says he prefers linen because it… Read more »

5 creative canvas art ideas

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If you have a boring wall space that needs a little livening up, why not consider a canvas art project that you can do yourself? Homemade art is very trendy right now, and you can really make it look any way you want, from retro to modern, from very ‘homemade’ to completely professional. Everyone has… Read more »

Donato’s Reflections

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Artists are like Beaver, creating habitat, supporting life.. The Artist not only displays habitat, both interior and exterior, but also controls habitat in service of his/her daily work.  Watching Kathryn Bond, for example, you might see her setting out in her kayak on the cool green waters of Georgian Bay near Parry Sound, Ontario, paddling… Read more »

Canvassing the Art Supporters

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Upper Canada Stretchers – finest stretchers in North America… in Owen Sound on beautiful Georgian Bay Ontario makes the best stretcher bars for artists available for a reasonable price. Customer service focus and   emphasis on cheerful teamwork creates their success… Bob Nadon, owner, manager, expert woodworker, started his business in 2001.  Their motto is… Read more »

Canvassing The Artists

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Canvassing The Artists I’m excited!!! We at Upper Canada Stretchers want to supply our customers with the best stretcher bars  and painting and image supports available at a reasonable price. And I know you want to market your art as successfully as possible. So this is an attempt to get some more interesting publicity for… Read more »

Piece of World’s Largest Painting Sold for Charity

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One of Croatia’s lesser known claims is that it is home to the world’s largest painting – and now the artist Djuro Siroglavic is giving Croatian Times readers the chance to own a piece of the record-breaking artwork. The painting, titled `Wave`, was classified as the largest painting in the world by the Guinness Book… Read more »