Does anyone know how an acrylic painting on canvas could be copied?
Sorry about the Subject Line being so long but wasn't sure how to word it any shorter. I have an acrylic painting done by my mother-in-law of my dads' homeplace and have several family members asking for a copy . It is an acrylic on canvas so running it through a copier is out of the question. Local frame shops haven't a clue of how I could get prints. The painting is 16 x 20. Thank you.
You could take a very good photograph of this painting and just print it out the right size.
Also as Joy Luck's link says a really good copy shop (not a quickie place) should be able to copy this painting.
Another option would be to have it removed from the stretchers and then copied and reattached.
If anyone else in the family has any artistic talent it could be copied. One of my nephews especially liked this pastel that has been in our family, he paid DH to copy it for him
May 08, 2012, 03:59 PM
Thank you Froo and LOS for your replies. MIL still paints and has offered to paint another if I am unable to have it reproduced. LOS, once again I must say how much I admire your artwork.
May 09, 2012, 07:49 PM
Take a photograph with a high resolution digital camera. My niece did this and took it to a camera shop here in town who printed it on artists canvas for me to have duplicates of a Great Aunt's oil paintings. I think the cost was less than $30 here for a small one.
THEN afterward, you can further enhance it with a arti'st's paint brush and mod podge or I think some people have even used elmer's glue by applying it as brush strokes when one would have originally done the painting so that it has a raised surface much like an oil painting.
My niece has duplicated 2 for me. One she did with elmer's glue. The other one has been left untreated. It gives me so much pleasure to look at these pictures every day.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Love, Lu,
May 09, 2012, 09:00 PM
Lu, you said that you couldn't post pics right? I'd love to see how they look with elmers glue.
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May 10, 2012, 02:41 AM
Even if I did post pictures, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Its not that noticeable. When my niece put the Elmer's Glue on the 1st one (I've only read about using this technique with Modge Podge), she just used the artists brush in circles instead of doing brush strokes like the artist had.
BUT because they are both on artist's canvas stretched over a frame (just like the original oil painting was) they don't seem much different to me. I had asked her NOT to treat the 2nd one because I wanted to use Modge Podge and try to duplicate the brush strokes. THAT was before I received it and was able to compare the two.