I will now be able to paint on two canvases, in the morning and the evening.
I began to hunt among the piles of canvases, saying, “Hurry up, Tess, and get ready; we must take advantage of the morning light.”
They are there, they sit there, these canvases by Cy Twombly that seem to be encrusted in the bricks of the walls.
The former president-turned-painter is finally showcasing his canvases in an upcoming exhibit at—where else?
You can almost feel the chaos in his life in the chaos of his canvases.
It is a wonder that irascible painters do not run amuck among their own canvases and their visitors on Show Sunday.
When he had enough money to buy paints and canvases he left me.
Then for a moment he glanced again at his picture, and slowly inspected the other canvases in the gallery.
But if they fail as stories they are unexceptionable as canvases.
It is believed that he has by him a number of canvases which will have to be burnt after his death in accordance with his will.
"sturdy cloth made from hemp or flax," mid-14c., from Anglo-French canevaz, Old North French canevach, Old French chanevaz, literally "made of hemp, hempen," noun use of Vulgar Latin adjective *cannapaceus "made of hemp," from Latin cannabis, from Greek kannabis "hemp," a Scythian or Thracian word (see cannabis).
Latin adjectives in -aceus sometimes were made in Romanic languages into nouns of augmentative or pejorative force. Especially as a surface for oil paintings from c.1700; hence "an oil painting" (1764).