Monday, July 12, 2010

Canvas Patterns

A charcoal portrait recently completed.

I am always searching for ways to make my studio more efficient. I thought of making canvas patterns for the most frequently used sizes of canvas. I finally got around to doing it. I used poster board and figured the size of canvas fabric I need to do the deep gallery wraps. After measuring and marking I cut out the patterns. Now when I get ready to cut a piece of canvas I don't have to do any measuring or even unfold the whole roll of canvas. I just get out the right size pattern, pull out a corner of the roll of fabric, draw the outline and cut it out.


  1. A very wise idea Diana, I loved this charcoal portraits.. seem to be a wonderful couple, there is so much of love in their eyes,, nicely done!

  2. padmaja, Thanks so much. Sometimes when I do portraits I wish I could meet my subjects. I would love to have known this couple.