Does it matter where I buy large canvases?
Definitely! Blank stretched canvas all looks relatively the same on the shelf. However, the moment you start adding media, you’re adding weight to the frame. There are other factors at work, too; the level of moisture in the air, the system used to hang the piece, the use of braces. Within a short time, mass-produced economy stretchers will start to show wear via twisting or warped bars, splintering, canvas slack and more. Protect your largest works with professionally crafted, expertly engineered stretcher bars.