Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day!





For those of you who have ordered some special thoughtful gifts from us for today, thank you letting us help make your Dad's Day special. From all of us here at VancouverOnCanvas, happy Father's Day!


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Check out our Ideas Gallery for that next big special day!
KeenArt Media Ltd. 604-421-8000 (KeenART)
www.VancouverOnCanvas.com
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Friday, June 8, 2018

[Artist Feature] West Coast Landscape Photography by Bryce Barry

Amber Crowns, Sunshine Coast, BC, Bryce Barry
From a stunning coastline to mountain ridges with copper or ice-blue tops, the West Coast is infamously known for its astounding natural beauty. However no other photographer better captures its serenity and majesty than Bryce Barry, a Canadian photographer from Sechelt, British Columbia.


Forest Fog, Bryce Barry



Having grown up surrounded by woodworkers and a great love for the outdoors, Bryce has combined her photographer with a unique mounting style that allows for a clean, minimalist approach. Shot through wide lens, her photographs are then mounted on wood and sealed with a technique that allows the print to be viewed without glass, barrier, or reflection. With this technique, Bryce's work invites you to view the artwork as if it were a natural window: open and immense, as though one were in that very environment. Her photographs open up into world a great space and wilderness; true West Coast serendipity stretching just beyond your fingertips.


Bryce Barry, Photographer, as source from Twitter
"My goal is to recreate the raw, no gloss look and feel of being in nature – bringing the outside in."
Minimal, Bryce Barry

To purchase one of Bryce's pieces, visit her website at brycebarry.com

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VancouverOnCanvas is a local printing, framing, fine arts and reproduction company. We also supply artist materials such as custom canvases, primed and unprimed, as well as stretcher barswood panels, etc. Check out our supply section today!

KeenArt Media Ltd. 604-421-8000 (KeenART)
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Our Top Tips for Applying Resin


Resining is steadily becoming one of our more popular services. Resin is a high-gloss epoxy coating that creates a gorgeous, durable finish on any rigid piece. While the final effect can be stunning, resin is also notorious for being finicky and unpredictable. To prevent air bubbles and other unexpected reactions, we have a few tips below to help you prepare your art piece for the best resining experience possible. Whether you're bringing it or doing it on your own, these tips can still apply.

ArtResin project examples, from EasyComposites.com

1 - Keep your material rigid.

Whether you're painting on birchwood, doing a collage on aluminum, or sculpting on top of mdf, the principle is the same – whatever the medium is, make sure it is stiff, flat and rigid. As resin hardens, it becomes heavier, which can cause the fluid to shift unevenly throughout your piece.

A common material that people want to resin is canvas. While possible, we typically recommend sliding in a wooden backing board behind the fabric to better support the resin. If you are buying pre-made or manufactured canvases, try to pick higher-quality ones that have thicker weights and that have been stretched as tightly as possible. This will prevent the resin from pooling in the middle of the canvas, causing it to sag.

2 - Fully seal your material before you create your artwork.

We all know that the base material should be primed before you do you artwork – however, in this case, it is imperative that your surface is completely sealed before you begin your project. Otherwise, air may be able to filter through between cracks in birchwood or the gaps between canvas threads, resulting in more air-bubbles in the resin. Although air-bubbles can usually be mitigated by use of a blowtorch, some bubbles can still develop after the resin has been torched, hardening into long silvers of white cracks.

3 - Make sure your artwork is completely dry.

One last thing to consider is to ensure your artpiece is completely dry and sealed with a top coat. Sometimes resin can lift certain mediums (think wet-based mediums like acrylic or ink in great concentration, or dry mediums that are powdery, such as pastels, chalk, etc), and they can migrate over to different part of the image. Sealing dry materials in with some fixative or matte top coat will help keep mediums in place while the resin runs and cures.

And there you have it, some of our main 3 tips for successful resined pieces! If you would like us to resin a piece for you, visit us here. If we do not have a branch near you, or if you prefer to try it diy, we also sell ArtResin in our art supplies section. ArtResin is a new product that is much more safer, less toxic and more environmentally friendly than previous expoxy counterparts – a great medium to begin wetting your feet with.

If you would like to try your hand at resining, we sell Art-Resin in kits starting at 32oz. You can purchase art resin from our Arts and Supplies section here.

If you would rather we apply the resin for you, we also do offer resin-pouring services! Prices can be found on our calculator here, and it usually takes about 7 business days to complete. Resin can also be added to canvas print orders, or any order that has a rigid surface.

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Need prints or art supplies for your exhibition or show? We can help you with that.

VancouverOnCanvas is an online fine art printing and framing company, specializing in canvas, archival and photographic prints and reproductions. We service artists for nearly any project, from giclee canvas prints, framing, or resining, call us today for all your art decor and framing needs!

KeenArt Media Ltd. Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
www.VancouverOnCanvas.com 
Working Hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Friday, May 25, 2018

[Project Feature] Staff Wall at Anti-Aging in Vancouver!

Recently, our Vancouver head office staff asked to complete 20 plexi-facemounts for the grand opening of Anti-Aging Medical and Laser Clinic! Within a week we managed to turn out all 20, and these lovely portraits are now fully-installed on the clinic wall...all ready for the big curtain reveal!



Plexi-facemounts are a great contemporary way to display your photographs...printed on beautiful Giclee paper and enclosed between a sheet of high quality acrylic glass and a sheet of aluminum, these pieces have a superior shine and gloss that rivals no other. The acrylic glass also creates a color-deepening 3D effect, giving shades more lustre and richness. A film of UV stabilizers ensures the colors will not yellow and remain vivid for years to come. Frameless, sleek and stunning!

Excited to order? Check us out at VancouverOnCanvas.com!

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Need prints or art supplies for your exhibition or show? We can help you with that.

VancouverOnCanvas is an online fine art printing and framing company, specializing in canvas, archival and photographic prints and reproductions. We service artists for nearly any project, from giclee canvas prints, framing, or resining, call us today for all your art decor and framing needs!

KeenArt Media Ltd. Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
www.VancouverOnCanvas.com 
Working Hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Friday, May 18, 2018

Happy Victoria Day!

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash
Happy Victoria Day! Here's to hoping you'll be able to catch some rays on Vancouver Island this weekend! (And if so, send us some snapshots for us to feature!)

A reminder that we will be closed Monday, May 21st. We will reopen again for all your fine art printing needs on Tuesday at 8:30AM. See you then!
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KeenArt Media Ltd. 604-421-8000 (KeenART)
www.VancouverOnCanvas.com
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!



For those of you who have ordered some special thoughtful gifts from us for today, thank you letting us help make your day  special. From all of us here at VancouverOnCanvas / KeenArt Media, happy Mother's Day!




Check out our Ideas Gallery for that next big special day!
KeenArt Media Ltd. 604-421-8000 (KeenART)
www.VancouverOnCanvas.com
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Friday, April 27, 2018

Art in the City 2018

Art in the City 2018

Another art market is coming up! On May 4-6, the West End Community Center is hosting Art in the City 2018, a market that showcases fine art paintings, sculpture, photography and more. Live music, art workshops and activities for all the family! Best of all, it's free to attend!

Art in the City 2018 

For more information, visit their website here.

Showcasing your art there? Let us know and give a shout-out in the comments section!

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VancouverOnCanvas is an online fine art printing and framing company, specializing in canvas, archival and photographic prints and reproductions. We service artists-at-heart for any project, from canvas prints for sale or personalized art for home or office decor. Call us today for all your art decor and framing needs!

KeenArt Media Ltd. Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
www.VancouverOnCanvas.com 
Working Hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday