Table of canvas sizes

This is a quick summary for choosing canvas size. I prefer to stick to one size and then enlarge it when I need. Soon I find out that some of the canvas sizes are related to each other. So I want to put them together to have a clear view that which size comes from which. It is always easier to start with a small size and then enlarge it.

T/S” 4×5 4×6 5×6 5×7 6×6 6×8 7×9 9×12 11×14
×2 8×10 10×12 10×14 12×12 12×16 14×18 18×24 22×28
×3 18×24
×4 16×20 16×24 20×24 24×24
×5 30×40
×6 24×30 24×36 30×30 36×48

T=times

S”=size in inch

Note: these are just some common sizes that I usually find in store. Of course you can always customize when you need to.

I like to start with 8 × 10”, and then enlarge it to 16 × 20″ and 24 × 30″. If I want to painting a 18 × 24” canvas I would start my sketch on 6 × 8” or 9 × 12”. Nothing special, just the smaller size gives you more control in terms of whole composition and color theme, I think. ^_^

I hope you would find this helpful.

Thank you.


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