Understanding the Options: Rolled, Stretched, and Framed Paintings

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Abigail Pfriem

In the world of art, the presentation of a painting can significantly impact its overall aesthetic and how it fits into a space. At Paintru, we offer three distinct presentation options: rolled, stretched, and framed paintings. Each option serves a unique purpose, providing flexibility for both artists and art enthusiasts. In this guide, we will explore the characteristics of each presentation style to help you make an informed decision when choosing the perfect format for your painting.

Rolled Paintings

Delivery and Storage: When you choose a rolled painting from Paintru, your painting will be carefully delivered and rolled in a tube. This format is especially convenient for shipping and storage, minimizing the risk of damage during transit. Our artists intentionally leave a blank 3-inch blank space around the painted area, allowing for future stretching or framing customization according to your preferences.

Flexibility for the Future: The decision to choose a rolled painting provides you with the flexibility to decide on the presentation style later. Whether you prefer the simplicity of a stretched canvas or the added elegance of framing, the rolled canvas serves as a blank canvas ready for your personal touch.

Understanding Painting Varieties Framed Options

Stretched Paintings

Presentation and Hanging: Stretched paintings from Paintru are expertly crafted with the canvas tightly wrapped around wooden stretcher bars. This makes the canvas smooth and tight, displaying the whole painting The canvas is secured to the back of the stretcher bars, providing a clean and finished look. With sturdy hardware attached, our stretched paintings are ready to hang on your walls effortlessly.

Painted Edges for a Complete View: One distinctive feature of stretched paintings is that you can see the paint extending around all four sides of the artwork. This unique display allows you to appreciate the continuity of the painting from any angle, adding a touch of sophistication to your space.

Deciphering Painting Selections  Stretched and Framed

Framed Paintings

Protection and Aesthetics: For those seeking an extra layer of protection and a polished presentation, framed paintings are an excellent choice. Paintru offers two framing options: floating frames for oil paintings and gallery frames for watercolor paintings. Frames act as a barrier against dust and moisture, ensuring the longevity of your painting. They also add a sophisticated touch to the overall presentation.

Color Options for Personalization: Our framed paintings come with the option to choose from three classic frame colors: white, black, or natural wood. This customization allows you to match the frame seamlessly with your decor or personal style.

  • Floating Frames for Oil Paintings: Oil paintings at Paintru are elegantly framed in floating frames. This design creates a contemporary and minimalistic appearance, allowing the painting to seemingly float within the frame, emphasizing the beauty of the oil paint.

  • Gallery Frames for Watercolor Paintings: Watercolor paintings are framed in gallery frames, providing a clean and classic look. The frame complements the delicacy of watercolor art, enhancing its overall visual appeal.

Choosing the Right Format Stretched or Framed Paintings

Choosing the Right Presentation Style for You

When deciding on the presentation style for your Paintru painting, consider your preferences and the environment where the painting will be displayed. Rolled paintings offer flexibility for future customization, stretched paintings provide a sleek and ready-to-hang option, while framed paintings add protection and a touch of elegance.

Whether you opt for the simplicity of a stretched canvas or the refined presentation of a framed painting, Paintru ensures that your painting is crafted with precision and care. Our commitment to quality and customization allows you to enjoy art on your own terms. Explore the possibilities and bring your space to life with Paintru's expertly presented paintings.