How to Prepare a Canvas for Painting : Preparing a Canvas: Locate Areas for Nails

How to Prepare a Canvas for Painting : Preparing a Canvas: Locate Areas for Nails


Okay, so now you can think about how you are
going to want to be hanging this canvas eventually once you have finished it. This is just regular
old square so it doesn’t matter what side you are going to be hanging it from. If it
was something that was more rectangular you would want to be thinking about the composition
of what you are going to be painting before you put any nails into this. It should be
fine. So, let’s pick this side and then there are all sorts of different things that you
could use to nail. You could just use a nail; you could use something like this, these kinds
of hooks. Depending on how large your canvas is and how heavy, that should be a consideration.
Today we are going to use something like this, but if your canvas was really, really heavy
you might want to use something more sturdy and strong. So, you just want to put it right
in the middle and we will locate, let’s see that would be, just by eye balling it, right
about here. And with something like this, it can be, it doesn’t have to be exactly precisely
in the middle and like you don’t have to measure it because you can hang it on either of these
things. So, that should be fine. We’ll be putting it right there.

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