We’ve recently received some feedback from one of our painters, the wonderful Marlene Burns (at www.art-marleneburns.com ), and her most recent experience with using Genie Canvas to ship her painting. Here is what Marlene said via email once agreed to the painting and her customer’s initial hesitation:
Marlee reassured her client that GenieCanvas was easy to assemble and sent over a link to the videos on our site. Immediately after she received a reply:
We are THRILLED that we could be a part of this exchange. Saving time and money and giving a little healing in the process!
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Over time we’ve heard a lot from all of you about how we can make Genie Canvas even better. Among your feedback were comments from one of our retail outlets about allowing for the canvas to be re-stretched if necessary at a patron’s request. We’ve addressed this by wrapping the canvas around the stretchers further, which does 2 things – first, it leaves extra canvas to allow for later hand stretching of the canvas on traditional bars if desired. Second, it makes for a cleaner look by transferring the staples from the back of the canvas to the inside. Now, all you see is clean, white canvas on the back of the stretcher bars. In additon to the new wrapped bars, we have improved the corner folding to make it easier and reduce duplication of fabric to give a cleaner, tighter finished look.
I have been toying with the idea of canvas prints framed up on my Collapsible Genie Canvas. It is an ideal venue for the collapsible canvas system, saving huge amounts on shipping. Both Photographers and Artists can enjoy the ability to ship huge pieces for a small fraction of crated/stretched shipping fees. I am eager to hear what people think about this idea. Please post away and let me know what you think, are worried about or how you might benefit from the idea. You can see one in action in the new video with 6 year old twins putting one together on the front of my site. All feedback is appreciated!
My original mission when I started Genie Canvas was to make shipping large artwork affordable. While perfecting the design and spreading the word about my collapsible canvases, I have discovered its novelty goes far beyond savings on shipping. Many artists appreciate the safer and easier storage. Many use it for plein-air painting or other painting on location such as for lessons. It is also gaining appeal for transportation to shows and exhibits. The superior strength of the stretcher bars makes for an all-around more durable canvas.
These additional benefits make Genie Canvas valuable in smaller sizes than strictly those which make shipping expenses soar. This realization has caused me to reconsider smaller sizes. SO now, I will be offering 24 inch wide canvases up to 72 inches in length. The 24×60 and 24×72 sizes make a dramatic statement as a long rectangle. They work extremely well over a couch or bed, as well as alongside a doorway. The long aspect ratio also lends itself to compositions which were awkward on more square canvases, and have a unique look which doesn’t work as well with triptychs.
We are excited to offer these new “junior” sizes. We hope you will enjoy the new possibilities of these smaller and unusual sizes. Please keep your input coming on sizes and features you would like to see, we appreciate all your comments. Let us know how else you use your Genie Canvas!
36″ x 72″ acrylic on a Genie Canvas
While in progress ~ currently SOLD