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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANVAS AND COTTON

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANVAS AND COTTON

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANVAS AND COTTON

CANVAS

Canvas can mean different things to different people. In the context of painting, the word ‘canvas’ means a fabric used as a painting surface.

The difference is that sometimes the canvas is made from cotton fibres and other times from linen fibres.

Each material is worth looking at in more detail.

 

COTTON:

Cotton is a soft, fluffy fibre that grows in a boll or protective capsule around the seeds of cotton plants. The plant is native to the Americas, Africa and India and is most often spun into yarn or thread to create a soft, breathable textile – the chances are you are wearing some cotton right now.

The advantage of cotton to you as an artist is that it is affordable and it stretches very easily. A properly prepared cotton canvas will last a long time and is the most popular surface for oil and acrylic painting, especially for students, although it is considered too flexible for very large paintings. It is classified according to its weight and surface texture.

When it comes to tightness, cotton comes out on top. It is possible to stretch cotton tighter than linen without straining the wooden support around the canvas, and a heavy-grade cotton can make up for its lack of strength and weight

 

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