In this busy world, we all need one distraction that will take us away from the everyday problems. One escape that will soothe us and refresh our minds. And painting is one such escape. Having the power to turn a plain white canvas into something colorful, something beautiful and something amazing. That is such a big rush. If you are one of those who are ready to experience this unique feeling, then you must have a look at these Easy and Beautiful Canvas Painting Ideas for Beginners to Try.
If you are just learning how to paint then you don’t need to worry. You don’t need to start from something difficult either. You have to learn how to walk before you start running, right? But as a beginner, who doesn’t really know much about paintings, there are some things that you ought to know. But like I said, you don’t have to worry. Let’s keep the painting time relaxing and soothing and fun. Because having fun is a must!
Easy and Beautiful Canvas Painting Ideas for Beginners to Try
Painting can be a leisure activity but it can be a bit (a lot!) overwhelming when you don’t know where to start from. Before you plan a day to paint, you better also stock up on those supplies that are very essential for canvas painting. The type of brushes, tools, canvas, and paints that you use will affect the end result.
What are the essential supplies for canvas paintings?
The first important thing is the canvas. You have two options two choose from – canvas made from linen or cotton surface. While linen is a better option it is an expensive one as well. Linen is the most expensive surface and is usually used by professionals. But as a beginner, you should simply stick with the cotton surface unless you are being paid for your painting.
Once you are done picking a canvas for you, make sure you find out if you prefer to have an easel or prefer to work on a flat surface. Next is the type of paint you will need. The best paint for canvas paintings is acrylic paint or oil paint. Therefore, any brush won’t do. Only acrylic or oil paint brushes which have long handles and stiff bristles would work for canvas painting. Besides these, you will need a palette, varnish, paper towels and some extra supplies that you might need such as gesso, palette knife, scraping tools, sponge, toothpick, masking tape, etc.
How to prep the canvas?
For a beginner, it is best to work on a pre-stretched canvas. It means that the canvas will be already pulled onto a wooden frame. This will save you the trouble for sure. Now, all you need is to prime the canvas using gesso. For fine details, apply a flat, smooth non-textured gesso. The coat of gesso makes for a smoother application of paint and makes it long-lasting and also protects your brushes. You can even apply a textured coat of gesso to give your painting a three-dimensional aspect.
Another thing that you should consider is applying a background color to the canvas. For instance, you can tone the canvas to a blue-gray if you are planning to paint a stormy day or you can tone it to orange for a summer day. It will cover the canvas completely and won’t show any white little dots where the paint didn’t reach. It will influence the colors and give your painting more depth.
Begin With Nature
To become a better artist, you will need to learn different painting techniques and go through tutorials. But before you jump to that, you have to master at copying the best artworks out there. Only when you have learned about the depth of the accomplishments of the artworks would you be able to create your own masterpiece. So, begin with images of nature such as colorful landscape and trees that will be far easy to paint.
Try Abstract Painting
When you have no idea what to paint, you should try to create an abstract painting. As a beginner, abstract paintings allow you to create something mesmerizing without having much artistic experience. Start with Fluid Art which will be easy for you to begin with.
If you think you can splash the blue paint all over the canvas and be done with it then you are sadly mistaken. For an ocean painting, you should play with different hues of blue that will add more depth to your ocean painting. Add brushes of blues and greens and bring the beauty of the ocean to your canvas.
Limit To Three To Four Colors For Modern Look
Many beginners prefer to create abstract paintings by splashing the available colours on the canvas. This art of acrylic pouring will be a touch more modern if you restrict yourself to a few colors and then take it from there.
Draw and Paint
The art is to learn the control of your brushes so you can have the perfect display of colors on the canvas. At the beginning that will be a problem but nothing seems easy when you have just begun to learn. So create a nice drawing and then start painting over it.
Mesmerizing Flowers with Intricate Designs
Painting flowers can be tricky with their intricate and complex designs. But there is no rule that you should make it by hand. For a beginner, you can simply trace the drawing and then start painting over it. You can try and dilute the acrylic paint with water to make it a bit easier for you.
Abstract Quote Canvas
If you worry too much about messing it up and would like to play it safe, then this is one great idea to start with. Pick your favorite quote and stencil the letters on pieces of tape. Adhere these letters to canvas and then play with colors on the canvas. When you are done painting, remove the pieces of tape and you will have one great canvas to look at.
Pick any geometric pattern and outline your design on the canvas using a pencil. Next, fill the figures with colors that will complement each other and create a beautiful effect. You can even try the ombre effect to spruce it up.
Use Different Tools
Don’t restrict yourself to only brushes. Try being more creative with a palette knife. Painting with a palette knife will give your painting a touch of mosaic texture and the end result will be worth staring at. You can even try sprinkling paint or use a sponge for more such enchanting paintings.
Plop Of Colors
For a beginner, it’s difficult to master the intricate design and details of the paintings. So to make it easy, just plop a bright color on the canvas and swirl it into simple patterns. Try simple shapes and distinct patterns that you feel good at and you don’t need to worry about those details.
As a beginner, you have a lot of things to learn. But don’t let these details make you wary of painting. With a simple and easy approach, you will be good at canvas paintings in no time. Simply explore the options and don’t restrict your mind. Let your imagination do the painting!