Glossary of terms used in picture framingThere are 104 entries in this glossary.
A heavy, coarse, closely woven fabric of cotton, hemp, or flax and traditionally used for the sails of ships and yachts, tents and bags. For painting purposes, canvas material is stretched over a wooden frame to provide a taut flat surface on which to pain. Canvas is particularly good medium on which to paint with oil paint because of its texture. Traditionally the stretched canvas is 'sized' or 'primed' before painting starts.