Canvas Art or Canvas Wrap ?

Hi there, David here from

Today I was cleaning out my office 🙁 not a pleasant task ! so I took a little break and went into the living room. Of of things I love about being a photographer is being able to enjoy my own work – what I mean by that is Photos bring back fantastic memories for me and this week arrived a new canvas for our walls.

I have been slowly building up a collection of different sized canvas art print from photos, these large canvas images are samples to show clients when they come over. In the photos here, I just grabbed a camera and took a few pics of the canvas photos prints on the walls of our living room – I included the chairs etc for scale.

There are many places online that can turn your photos into canvas art prints however I like to use the professional labs I deal with, they may charge a little bit more but I feel the attention to detail and the quality of the product is worth it.

So why not spoil your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend or your self and get one of your own photos made up as a large canvas art print for your walls. Photos look SO MUCH better when they are seen big.

Naturally I would love to shoot a professional canvas wrap portrait for your canvas or have you choose me for your wedding photography and use one of them but (and this is aimed at the guys really) choose your partners favorite photo and have that printed HUGE on canvas – your partner will think your the best partner in the world.

The pictures here have meaning. 1 this canvas wrap arrived this week, Joshua is actually only about 60 – 90 seconds old in this photo and its one of Nikki’s favorites – she cried when it was put up on the wall. (on a side line, in the West Wing when Toby has his babies, he tells the president later that he had learned that babies came with hats – its TRUE)


The next photo, has two canvas wrap’s in it, the black and white canvas is Joshua again, this time he is about an hour old, he was lying across Nikki when I took this one and its one of my favorites.


In the colour photo, thats our nephew Oliver, this was a stages portrait photo I shot about 5 or 6 years ago – I had it mounted onto canvas after it was published in a photography magazine.

In the last photo, this really shows the sizes you can print up to on canvas without loosing quality. This photo is 4 feet by 3 feet – its HUGE and as a guide the couch underneath it measures 7 foot in length. This was the first real portrait I shot of JD just after he managed to hold his head up. I will post a story on this later with a tutorial as I think everyone should have photos like these and they are so easy to shoot.


Well I hope that gives you some neat present ideas for your loved ones, or some ideas of what you can do with a portrait shoot and a canvas wrap photo.

Enjoy, and as always, comments welcome.

ta ta for now,


David Purslow

gurlywundaApril 28, 2008 - 9:56 pm

Thanks for letting me move the washing first!

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