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Abstract Paint

Hanging Loose Canvas Art


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Denise Cerro Studio

Have you ever painted on loose canvas, got carried away and forgot to leave a boarder for stretcher bars? Or...you just wanted to practice and play around on loose canvas and the piece turned out better than you thought with no room left over to add a frame or stretch it? Well...I have too...as a matter of fact I have four, maybe even five painted loose canvases that I want to hang.


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Paintings On Loose Canvas


One way that works really well is to add grommets to your canvas, and while I haven't tried this method here's a link on how to install a grommet... GROMMETS.


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Denise Cerro Studio

The method I like best, and one I've used on several canvases, is adding wood pieces to the top to hang the loose canvas from, as well as wood pieces on the bottom to weigh it down so it hangs straight.


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Denise Cerro Studio

Other than cutting the loose canvases up into smaller pieces and framing them (I don't really want to do this)...I love the way these look hanging, though I'm curios as to what you think. Is this a look you would use in your home? Below are two of the pieces hanging in my corner of the stuio at F1VEart. Which do you prefer...hanging or framed...curiouse artist mind wants to know! Feel free to leave your comment below.


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If you think you might like to try wood hangers...click the photo below and I'll show you how.

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In the meantime...

I'm getting ready for my two weeks in Gallery 21 / Spanish Village / Balboa Park / San Diego.

I'm excited to have the space all to my self...and my art in such a nice roomy gallery.

I'll talk more about my show in the next few weeks...though for now I hope you'll save the date for one of the days I'm in Gallery 21...

May 21 through June 3, 2024

11:00AM to 4:00PM Daily



It's not about ideas...It's about making ideas happen!



6 Comments


Guest
May 07

I love the look/option of hanging the canvases loose with the bars at top and bottom. For my own home, which is very traditional with lower ceilings, I opt for frames or deep, unframed canvases, but think these loose hanging ones are VERY fitting to your work and to many spaces. Love following your work and enthusiasm!

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Denise Cerro
Denise Cerro
May 07
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Thanks so much for your input! I love the loose look, but its not for every home, including my own! I think they look best on larger walls that can handle the length...but I love making them anyway! And...thank you for following along with all that I'm up to in the studio...so appreciated!🧡

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Guest
May 06

Denise, I absolutely love the look of hanging the loose canvas with the grommets and the molding! I think it adds beautiful dimension. You’re so talented. I’m obsessed with your art. I haven’t had time to finish my first mixd media painting yet but it’s such fun. Requires a lot more space than my watercolors.

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Denise Cerro
Denise Cerro
May 07
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🤭It does require a lot more space for sure...and freedom to use what you want! I love mixed media and that your enjoying that too...along with your obsession with my art!🤭😉 Thanks for chimeing in on the hanging art...I'm really liking it and think it will look good in my next show!

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Guest
May 05

Good luck in Spanish Village! It was fun seeing you in Little Italy...I prefer the framed or mounted canvases for my particular home which is a bit more conservatively decorated; but, I can see where for some more trendy /modern type spaces the loose hanging with wood could work well, too.......

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Denise Cerro
Denise Cerro
May 07
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Unfortuatly my blog comment section doesn't post names unless you're registered with google...so I have to guess at who the posting "guest" is!🤭 In anycase...thank you so much for your input on the loose hanging art...I really like it a lot, though think a lot of people won't know what to do with it! I'm kinda loving it though!🧡

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