The canvas used by artists is of premium quality, stretched on a wood frame, double primed, and wired for hanging. Then dried, an underlayer of medium functions as a foundation upon which to build the artwork. The bottom layer of the medium in most cases acts as a color backing for the painting or drawing.
Stretched canvas on a wooden frame is the gold standard support for paintings in acrylic, charcoal, graphite, pastels, and oils. Artists also use canvas for the creation of other art projects. However, when applying whatever medium or media, the front of the canvas is always prepared with a premium primer first.
Prepare canvas with a premium primer, usually Gesso, or an acrylic
Oil Painting on Canvas
Paint/draw on the front primed side of canvas
Stretch Canvas On Wood
Stretch the canvas around a wood frame to support the artwork
Finished Canvas Edges
Finish the edges of the canvas to matchthe painting