Friday, March 22, 2019

Canvas Factory


Marriage to an oil painter, means living in an art gallery with an ever changing stream of paintings to display on our walls.


You can see more of Steve's work at Steve Cook Studio.


I was hesitant at first when I was approached by Canvas Factory for a collaboration and Giveaway. 


Steve has never done prints of his paintings - as his "manager", I have always felt that when a painting is purchased, the owner shouldn't see it in other homes or businesses. 


Yet there have been paintings, such as "Old, But Not Forgotten, that sold and I wish we still owned a copy.


We thought this would be a great opportunity to try a print and chose to have Canvas Factory make a print of a recent painting, Full Moon Over Avalon - a wonderful memory of a family reunion on Catalina Island last fall.


We couldn't be happier with the result - a smaller version and remarkably similar in color.


The Canvas Factory website is super easy to navigate and I love that you can choose between canvas, acrylic or metal.


 I wonder how this favorite pic of our grandson would look on metal?


Uploading a pic was simple - and believe me, I have used some sites where uploading a pic was not intuitive and I gave up in frustration.


I chose the Gallery Wrap because that is often what Steve does with paintings - he doesn't frame paintings that are for sale so he continues the painting around the edges for hanging in our home.


The turn around with Canvas Factory was quite speedy - I placed my order on March 10 and received the print on March 15.


The print is sitting in the guest room ready for me to package and send to my cousin Vicki who spent all her summers on Catalina Island.


Canvas Factory will give away 1 photo print of your choice - all you have to do to enter is leave a comment - USA and Canada residents only for the Giveaway.


I will assign each comment a number and use Random. Org generate a random integer. 


The winner will be announced on the blog on April 1.

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I was provided a print of my choice to write the review - all opinions about the product are my own.

32 comments:

  1. My son's birthday is April 1st. I'd love to win a canvas to put his picture on. Thanks!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. How exciting! Great giveaway!

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  3. I have always loved the paintings of the old trucks your Hubby paints. I also love his boat scenes too. Put my name in the hat for the canvas.

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  4. Oh my goodness, please put my name in, Carol! I love Steve's work and this Avalon print is soooooo beautiful. YESSSSS!

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  5. Love this! Yes, please put my name in the pot!

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  6. Count me in!! Steve's art work is amazing!

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  7. Wow . . .this is so special. And your husband is an amazing artist, by the way. Please enter my name in the giveaway.

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  8. The artwork is wonderful and your grandson is adorable! Yes, please put my name in for the giveaway. Thank you!

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  9. What a beautiful painting! You and your husband are both quite talented.

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  10. Through the years, I have always loved seeing your husband's work displayed on your walls while looking at all of the beautiful changes in your home. You are both so talented.

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  11. How neat and exciting is this? Steve is an amazing artist and a treasure to have paintings for you to hang them often

    Cindy

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  12. Steve's work is so gorgeous and it looks like the print was well done. Sign me up as I can always enjoy a new piece of 'art' for my walls.

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  13. Your husband painting are just beautiful. I would like you to sign me up for this giveaway. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  14. Carol, your hubby is quite an accomplished artist. I love that old yellow truck. Reminds me of one my dad used to drive during his youth around my grandparent's property. I am going to check out your hubby's site and also this company.Happy Weekend..Judy

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  15. Good to know there's a company out there who does excellent work like that. I love all Steve's paintings, but Old, But Not Forgotten has always been one of my faves, too.You're lucky to have an ever-changing gallery in your home! Thanks for including me in the giveaway.

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  16. How nice this giveaway is...and so generous.
    I won your cute bag a few months ago so pls don't add my name to the hat.

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  17. Please include me. I love your husband's work so I hope the Avalon print is available, if I'm lucky enough to win. My husband is quite a talented acrylic artist although his work is only for family. Our walls are becoming rather full, so thanks for another tip, rotation!

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  18. I meant to say also, your print could be a scene from where I live, way up the coast from you. The boats, water and looming outcrop are a familiar sight.

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  19. Carol, What an amazing opportunity this is. I'm holding my breath. Please put my name in the hat. This is like anticipating the lottery numbers only better.Thanks, Sandra

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  20. Love Steve's painting, and your grandson is adorable!
    The results from the print look great. I'd be thrilled to win. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  21. Carol, I have always admired Steve work in your home. I did look on line to see some of his paintings, last year. It will be an amazing gift to anyone who is chosen. Please include my name in the hat. :) Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

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  22. Hi Carol!
    I too have had so much trouble navigating websites to have a print put on canvas. You convinced me to give this website a try. Thank you!
    Terry

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  23. Steve's work is great! How fun that you get to have a continually revolving art show in your home.
    I'd love to be included in the draw. Thanks for the great review!

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  24. I’d lice to win! Your husbands art is amazing!

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  25. How absolutely lovely!!!! Thanks for the chance ❤️

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  26. I would love this because I've sometimes experienced "seller's remorse" with a couple of my paintings.

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  27. I was just thinking the other day about how we seem to prefer canvas rather than frames these days. though a frame gives a more finished feel I think. I've never done metal but almost did the other day. Have you tried it with your husband's paintings?

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  28. Wow, I have seen these services and always wanted to try, but weren't sure about quality. If they pass the "Carol" test, I'm sold!

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  29. I just love Steve's work! It's always so beautiful in your pictures in your home. I can't imagine how hard it is to part with them when they are sold. We live on a channel so Steve's paintings appeal to me even more!

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  30. Wow I would love to try this with one of my prints. Your canvas did turn out wonderful
    I didn't know your husband was a painter I wish I could paint on canvas

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  31. The Catalina print is gorgeous. It's one of my favorite places to visit.

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