Substrates Stretched Canvas - Many of the paintings in the gallery are created on canvas which is stretched over either a 3/4" or a 1 1/2" deep frame (stretcher bars) and stapled on the sides (side stapled) or the back (gallery wrap). Some of the paintings available on canvas have already been framed*, please see sizes and details in the shop for each individual painting. Unstretched Canvas - Canvas straight from the roll or that has been removed from stretcher bars. Cradled Wood Panel - 1/8" hick high quality birch panels with a pine frame attached on the back for stabilization from twisting or warping. Crossbars are also added to the larger sizes. Paper . *Please note that framing is not offered through Bonavista Fine Art.
Ready to Hang Most of the paintings come already fitted with quality D-Ring hooks and coated wire, which is neatly wound back for a clean finish. For best results hang the artwork on two nails level with each other, each placed approximately 1/4 of the width of the painting off center. This will help keep the painting horizontal by preventing small movements that can cause it to shift.
Care Best results for the longevity of your painting will be achieved when the following recommendations can be met:
Do not hang your painting where it will come in contact with direct sunlight. A thin layer of varnish is applied to most of the canvas paintings for UV protection, but for colour longevity this is best practice.
Avoid handling your piece as much as possible, oils from skin can cause damage to the surface.
Keep your painting at room temperature 65-75°F (18-24°C) . Acrylic paint becomes soft at 140°F (60°C) and subsequently becomes sensitive to damage from pressure or abrasion, possibly resulting in marring of the surface and/or adhesion of unwanted particles. Cracking can occur in temperatures below 40°F (5°C) due to increased brittleness.
Do not display or store your artwork in a high humidity area. Exposure to high humidity can result in the development of mould.
Smoke can leave a thin layer of residue on the surface of your painting which may be difficult to clean, therefore, a non smoking environment would be best if possible.
Clean your painting often by use of a feather/synthetic duster or compressed air. In the case of compressed air, spray on an angle instead of directly into the canvas to avoid embedding any dust particles. Never use a cleaning agent to clean your artwork.
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