Painting on Canvas: Make Easy Art For Your Home

Painting on Canvas is one of the most creative things you can do for your home. If you are feeling daunted and unsure where to start, I am sharing tips that will help you paint a colorful wall art piece that you can display with pride.

Painting on canvas is easy and I have lots of inspiration for you try Easy Flower Paintings, Paint an easy Love canvas, Acrylic Painting on Wood and also Acrylic Pour Painting for Beginners. All of these are super satisfying and I hope you give them all a try!

5 Tips for Painting on Canvas

What to look for when buying canvas?

A canvas you buy at the craft store is a great choice. Look for a canvas that has the fabric stretched out tight, with no dips or dents on the surface. Choose a size that will have a presence on your wall- not too small or not too big for the space you have chosen.


I love to buy canvases that are gallery wrapped- which means they have a greater depth on the sides and look so beautiful when hung on the wall!


What is the best paint for beginners on canvas?

While painting on canvas there are many paint options you can choose from- but the best for beginners is acrylic paint. It dries quickly, comes in beautiful colors you can choose from, and has a slight thickness and texture


Can you paint straight on canvas? Do I need to prep my canvas before painting?

Canvases you buy at the craft store come prepped and ready to paint. All you need to do is add your own color and start painting on canvas.


How do you start painting on canvas?

The canvas sat in our living room for a few days, and then suddenly one night I decided I had paint it. So after dinner and the dishes were done, I cleared the kitchen table and painted till late late into night.

I added big swirls of color, and then smaller details and then just kept mixing colors till my eyes could no longer be kept open.


The next night, I couldn’t wait for the kids to fall asleep and went right back to painting the minute they did. I worked on the canvas for a few hours – adding a little green here, a little pinker there, and then finally the gold leafing. I went to bed that night with a big smile on my face because I was pretty happy with the way the painting was looking.

Morning came and I was still liking how everything on the canvas looked, so I decided to call it done. I cleaned out all my paints, washed my brushes, and picked up my camera to take photos of it for the blog.


Do you seal canvas after painting?

Acrylic paints will dry water proof and as such need no sealing. You can wipe dust off the canvas with a soft micro cloth.


This is the biggest piece of art I have ever created. It is ginormous! We bought the largest canvas that would fit in our car- which turned out to be 3 by 4 feet, that’s 36 by 48 inches in size.


Our living room had a big bare wall and I wanted to bring in a splash of color to it. The light shining through the windows highlight the colors and make the art pop off of the wall


More ideas you Might Like to try:

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Hi I’m Smitha! I live in Minnesota with my husband and two daughters. You’ll always find me painting florals in my sketchbook. And I love the sheer joy of making something with just my hands! But my bigger love is capturing it all on camera Read more.

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