Multi-Panel Canvas Painting of the Day – 6/6/15

A True Conversation Piece

A True Conversation Piece

Painting isn’t about accuracy or photorealism, it’s about evoking an emotional response. A painting like this brings a gentile touch to a room and conveys comfort and peace. You can create these types of emotions with The Artist’s Helper.



As I continue to work on building my business I have been hunting for stock photos and other examples of image sets of multiple canvas (or panel) paintings and the like. It occurred to me that there must be a name for these, and it turns out there are several different names, all based on Greek root words, but most pertaining to the number of panels used. The main word is POLYPTYCH which means “many panels.” Typically, there is one primary painting which is then surrounded by multiple smaller paintings relating to the larger painting. These were especially popular around the renaissance period, most often seen in churches. Here are few famous examples:

Ghent Altarpiece: Jan van Eyck (1432)
Polyptych of Santa Caterina (Pisa Polyptych)

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It took several trials and errors, and it’s still not 100%, but my company’s website is finally up and working, you can check it out at

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Now I’ve been working on building more of The Artist’s Helper, creating marketing materials, instructions, and thinking about a few YouTube videos (coming soon). It’s amazing how much there is to do when building a business, especially while trying to work full time and raise a family. But, in will pay off in the long run with more free time and more flexibility to enjoy spending time with friends and family.

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The Artist's Helper, Multi-Canvas Support

The Artist’s Helper, Multi-Canvas Support

Slowly getting there

My product can now be found on Etsy here, and on Ebay here. I’ve also begun building a website at, but it’s not as easy as I hoped. Plus I keep spending a lot of time trying to find the perfect templates and plugins. I’m using to edit my web page, but it is more complex then expected. But I am surging forward.

I do hope you will take the time to visit one of my listings. It’s at least nice to see the page views go up, even though I haven’t made any sales yet.

And please feel free to leave me some thoughts and feedback when you do. Thank you.


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