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Your Canvas, Your Deadline: Introducing HM Canvases Readymade Range

At HM Canvases, we understand that the creative process can be spontaneous and time sensitive. Whether you've landed a last-minute commission, seek the keenest pricing, or are ready to upgrade from store-bought canvases, our Readymade Range is designed with you in mind. Here, you'll discover a curated selection of canvases, meticulously handmade to the same high quality as our Bespoke ranges, and they are ready to be dispatched to your studio.


Why Paint on Black Primed Canvas

HM Canvases offers Black Primed Canvases in Bespoke Sizes as an alternative to the standard White Primed. If you are after a different mood, or vibrancy to your painting then please read on.

Painting on a black canvas can offer a unique and dramatic visual effect, providing artists with a distinct set of advantages and creative opportunities. Here are several reasons why an artist might choose to paint on a black canvas:

1. **Contrast and Vibrancy:** Black serves as an excellent backdrop to make colours pop. When applied against a dark background, bright and vibrant colours appear more intense and vivid. This heightened contrast can create a visually striking and dynamic composition.

2. **Atmosphere and Mood:** The use of a black canvas can contribute to the overall atmosphere and mood of the artwork.


A Brief History of Painting Fabrics

Linen

Linen has been used as a painting support for centuries, and its long history can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where it was used for mummification, clothing, and even as a currency.

During the Renaissance, linen became the preferred support for oil painting as, unlike wooden panels, it could withstand the expansion and contraction of the paint as it dried and was resistant to moisture and humidity. This allowed artists to create large, complex works that could be transported and displayed without damage.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, linen remained the primary support for oil painting......