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


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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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.

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