I guess because I'm not extremely familiar with the art world, I assumed the canvas painting I bought would be stretched canvas. Instead, it was just the canvas where I would need to take it somewhere to be stretched - about $80. I'm sure it'll be worth it, though, when I get around to it. The painting is bright and exquisite. I can't wait until it's stretched and mounted on my wall in my studio apartment I will soon be moving, too. Lesson learned: art is an investment.