Abstract, 36" x 36"
I mentioned a few days ago that you can stretch your own canvases and save money. But what if you don't want to stretch your own and are looking for pre-made? Where can you get the best prices? (I have to come clean here ... this applies to me!)
There are a ton of options when it comes to buying stretches canvas. Let's talk first about purchasing standard size canvases.
Sadly, your local art store is probably the most expensive. Larger local craft stores (such as Michael's) are a great option but only if you buy them on sale WITH COUPONS. You can get an app for your phone that keeps you updated with all of their discounts. You should always wait until you can get at least 50% off. I like the green label stretched canvases which are their premium quality option. Aaron Bros and other large stores also have great specials.
If you want to buy your canvases online then stores such as Jerry Artarama have great prices and deals. Never pay for shipping as they always offer free shipping. Their "Edge three-pack canvases" are always really well priced. Just be aware that many of the sizes over 36" have a huge shipping surcharge. If you want larger canvases such as 48" x 48" you are better off finding them locally.
For custom sizes it is really important that you spend time finding a local supplier, especially if you need large sizes. I have found a few here in Los Angeles that I am really happy with.
The most important thing is to do some research now so that you know where to purchase your canvases when the need arises!
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