When people think “framing,” they often think of photographs or prints of paintings. At The Framing Department, we also specialize in framing original paintings and in stretching canvas of any size!

David Garibaldi is known as a “performance painter” and his most popular performances feature him painting well known musicians very quickly, typically in just minutes. Below is a video of him on America’s Got Talent.

Working with Flagstaff’s own Shadows Foundation, Garibaldi made some incredible images at a fundraiser last year. Instead of leaving the paintings flat to dry, they are typically rolled up still wet! We then have the opportunity to unroll and stretch them onto our own custom stretcher bars, leaving a beautiful finished painting.

David Garibaldi Mick Jagger

Our secret for getting the kinks out? Steaming! We generally steam a very wrinkled image twice. Once prior to stretching, then again once it is firmly attached to the wood. This creates a wrinkle-free canvas that will last!

Whether you have a huge wrinkled painting like this one of Mick Jagger, or a smaller painting that just needs to be re-stretched or framed, bring it on in! We would be happy to help.

Canvas Stretching