These garden tulips originally came to me from a florist’s shop planted in a painted bowl but in full bloom! I enjoyed them immensely and painted several canvases of them. This painting is sold but you can see others by clicking here. This painting is on a panel.
Panels were used by many of the Old Masters and are often preferred by many artists because of the rigid, smooth surface. A panel is easy to fit in almost all standard frames and framing a panel can be a do it yourself project. It can also be mailed easily.
Stretched canvas, on the other hand, can fit into standard frames only with special clips. Many people hang stretched canvas without a frame. “Gallery wrap” canvas is stapled to the back of a two inch wooden frame and hung just as it is. Artists often paint the sides of gallery wrap.