Garance Franke-Ruta canvasses CPAC delegates as to why Romney lost.
Of beauty of draughtmanship, of colour, we find next to nothing in his canvasses.
He must cling to his studio, hold desperately to this atmosphere of paint and canvasses.
I have sent you a couple of canvasses—if you put little Clara's head on one of them, you will immortalize her and yourself too.
She was in the state in which his canvasses sometimes are, when he cannot paint on them.
His canvasses were myriad and he crowded every one of them with figures.
I admit there are dead pictures, too many of them, but they are the canvasses that were still-born.
This portrait is one of 54 canvasses the artist presented to Yale University in return for an annuity of $1,000.
Rossetti used to call my pictures pot-boilers,” he said, “but they are all—all”—and he waved his arm to the canvasses—“symbols.
Mrs. Smith describes nature as we all know it, as it appears on the canvasses of Constable and Wilson.
c.1500, from alternative spelling of canvas (n.) and probably meaning, originally, "to toss or sift in a canvas sheet," hence "to shake out, examine carefully" (1520s); "to solicit votes" (1550s). The spelling with a double -s- dates from 16c. Cf. Old French canabasser "to examine carefully," literally "to sift through canvas." Related: Canvassed; canvassing. As a noun related to this, attested from c.1600.