View Full Version : Backdrop for Photography

10-02-2000, 06:11 PM
Id like to get some advice on painting canvas for backgrounds for use in photography.
Im needing to do canvas in 7x5 and larger but I must be able to roll up for storage.
What would you sugguest preping it with and what kind of paints, They must be durable so they dont flake off from being rolled and unrolled.
Ive allways been a drawer and im considerd verry good by my peers but I have never painted before but I have allways wanted to. So any advice would be great.

10-02-2000, 07:30 PM
Mark: I am going to move this thread to our Photography forum. Look for it just below this one. I am sure that you will get more response there. If the photographers can't give you what you need in the way of advice as to how they have handled a canvas backgroud, maybe you could post your question in the oil painting or acrylic forum.

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[This message has been edited by llis (edited October 02, 2000).]

Little Bear
10-03-2000, 08:08 AM
I have done alot of painting on heavy cotton duck #8 canvas. It comes by the yard and is 72" wide. I dont know much about oils but do a lot of work in acrylics. I do know with the canvas above primed for acrylics and painted with acrylics rolls up very nicely. Spend some money on your paints. Liquitex Basics paint costs less but has less pigment and more fillers.

10-04-2000, 12:42 AM
Since you're using the canvas for backdrops, several years ago I was at a workshop where one of the participants painted on a material called signcloth. It seems it would be less expensive than canvas for your purpose; myself, I don't work in oils, I just thought you might want the info.