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05-19-2001, 04:38 PM
Hello, first of all I'd like to say hi to everyone, I am a 15 year old artist, and I'm hoping to share some of my work with everyone!, but right now I have a dumb question to ask: Does anyone here paint the sides of their strech canvas? I was just wondering because I don't paint the part where the staple are at, and I just wanted to know if it matters, oh and another thing, here's my version of Starry Night on my ceiling fan, I would love to hear what everyone thinks of it..bye
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05-19-2001, 10:57 PM
Hi colourme,I think it is important to paint the sides of the canvas to look proffesional.Either paint it white or continue the painting around the canvas.You can also tape it with pvc tape or else mask it off with masking tape before you paint,then just peel off the tape when you are finished.Tape is good to cover staples or else buy the type of canvas without staples at the side.
I love your fan!

sue ellen
05-19-2001, 10:59 PM
Love the fan!!!
does it look like one painting when its turned on? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

~sue ellen

05-20-2001, 01:23 AM
Hey thank you so much, no it doesn't look like one painting when it's on..see what I did was take out the fan blades and put them side by side and then sketched out the Starry Night and then Painted it. It's my own little version.. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/tongue.gif

06-04-2001, 12:16 AM
must agree with the previous answers for your question. I love the fan and also your little head...very creative!...smiles, ginia

06-05-2001, 04:54 PM
I'm glad you like you my fan, thanks

06-18-2001, 02:02 PM
I don't paint the sides because they're not seen when I have it framed anyways (and it's really annoying to do). Depends on how you'll be having it framed and hung. :) (I've only done a few paintings on stretched canvas because I don't like it)

Personally, I think if you're going to hang a stretched canvas so the sides show you should buy them "gallery style" - where there are no pins or staples showing on the side (more expensive).


06-18-2001, 08:27 PM
hey colorme, Cool fan....very!
There's never a dumb question, from my understanding you should use that gallery style w/ no staples showing and continue the painting around the sides. Try stretching your own if you can, its not that hard..........Karen

06-29-2001, 12:18 AM
I love your fan can i buy it:) , the starry night is one of my favorite paintings.what type of paint was used?

07-13-2001, 06:39 PM
Hi Colorme

I have been on a hiatus of sorts for a few months, and I am just now playing catch up.

It is important to paint the sides of your stretched canvases. I have a solution for you though. Stretching your own canvases with a staple gun is a lot cheaper than buying these pre stretched canvases. You can use Latex White house paint to prime your canvas. I usually put on 3 coats. It isn't difficult to stretch a canvas. Ask your art teacher at school to teach you. Another hint is to buy your canvas at a fabric store instead of an art store. It is less expensive and the same quality.

Good luck to you.