Sunday, May 13, 2012

Revolutionary Self-Stretching, Large Format Canvases

Until now, large stretched paintings have rarely been available online because the shipping is prohibitively expensive, and the potential for damage to the painting during shipping was huge.

The simple and unique, patent-pending design of this canvas, available from Big Daddy Canvas, allows it to be rolled and safely shipped, and they can be reassembled and ready to hang within a few minutes without any tools! NO TOOLS!!!! The simple fit and snap joints make it VERY easy, and the canvas will be tight with no warping or sagging! My dear talented artist friend Megan Duncanson started using these canvases for her work too, and said "it was more than I could have imagined!"

Watch this video to see how easy it is to reassemble your painting.

Big Daddy Canvas will ship a canvas and stretcher bar system to your studio in a thick, protective tube which can be reused to deliver or transport your finished work.  The four parts included in the delivery tube are easily, yet securely assembled into a tightly stretched canvas and ready to paint in less than 5 minutes. After completion of the painting, your 4'x6', 4'x4' or 3'x5' canvas is disassembled and ready to ship inside the provided tube in less than 10 minutes.  No more "custom" box making for your artwork.  Upon arrival at its destination, your Big Daddy Canvas is assembled and ready to hang in less than five minutes with the included, pre-assembled hanging wire and hardware. 

Shipping costs for larger artwork are dramatically reduced from more than $500 for a traditional canvas to under $30 for a Big Daddy Canvas to travel from coast to coast. 

Big Daddy canvas features heavy, double primed #12 100% cotton duck canvas and sturdy maple plywood framing members, made in Upstate NY in a 1917 warehouse on the Hudson River.