Easy Canvas Painting Ideas for Beginners


canvas painting ideas

Introduction:

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The canvas is a rectangular panel of material such as cotton, wool, or silk that has been stretched over a frame and used for hanging on walls, doors, or windows. The term comes from the Italian word meaning ‘couch’ or ‘bed.’

“Canvas” is an English word that can refer to either the textured fabric in general (usually in the plural) or the finished product made up of this cloth with a painted image applied that can be rolled up and transported away.

Some artists are using canvas painting as a way for beginners to experiment with different techniques without any commitment. This is great news especially for those who love art but lack the creativity or patience to make serious paintings.

Some Easy Ideas:

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Here are some easy painting ideas on how you can express your artistic side on your walls at home, office, abode, studio, and other places you feel like. Remember that it’s just painted so there won’t be much harm when you accidentally drop them or ruin the design because of your clumsiness.

Canvas Painting Ideas: Flowers by Numbers

Making this kind of painting requires patience and practice. You need to apply color correctly and evenly to achieve a nice result at the end. Since flowers come in different shapes and sizes, this is a great way to improve your painting skills.

You will need:

canvas measuring 20×20 cm or bigger

acrylic paint in various colors

number stickers or pencil to mark the numbers

water container

soft brush

1. Begin by numbering each petal of the flower on your canvas with the corresponding number.

2. Next, mix a little bit of each color to create a new color for that section.

3. Start painting by applying the lightest color first then gradually add more depth by adding layers of darker colors.

4. Use the wet-on-wet technique if you want to create a softer look.

5. Let the paint dry completely before peeling off the stickers.

Canvas Painting Ideas: Abstract Art

This type of painting is very free form and generally uses vibrant colors that allow your imagination to flow freely. You can create a completely new design or simply paint a picture on top of a ready-made one. This is a great opportunity for you to experiment with different art styles without being too serious about it.

You will need:

canvas measuring 20×20 cm or bigger

pencil to mark the drawing first

acrylic paint in various colors

water container

soft brush

1. First, layout the lines where you want your abstract pattern to be drawn.

2. Mark each color would go using the number system.

3. Next, mix the paint so you get an even tone. 4. Using a light stroke, start painting with each color in order starting from the one that is closest to the top so your design will have an illusion of depth when it dries up. 5. Clean your brush using water in between colors to avoid mixing them on the canvas before drying up before switching over to another color

Canvas Painting Ideas: Texture Painting

This type of painting requires patience and practice because you need to create textures in different shapes before filling it in with colors then let it dry completely before applying another layer of texture next to it or underneath it if you would like for there to be more depth in your picture when viewed from afar. The more layers you apply, the better it will be.

You will need:

Primed white canvas measuring 20×20 cm or bigger

Acrylic paint in various colors

A palette for mixing paint

Pallet knife (narrow flat brush) to mix and texture paint on canvas

Water container

Soft brush in case you want to add in some highlights or shadows later on

1. Create a light wash of color by painting all over your canvas with one thin coat of paint

2. Use the long side of your pallet knife to create different shapes like stripes, zigzag lines, doodles, and make sure that each shape is touching the previous layer completely without any space in between. Don’t worry about mistakes because you can fix them later on by adding in more paint.

3. Let the paint dry completely before applying another layer of texture next to it or underneath it if you would like for there to be more depth in your picture when viewed from afar.

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