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!
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.
BASIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES
Before we begin, just to let you know, these painting techniques are the most basic ones and you will need them in most (or maybe all) paintings that you do with your paintbrushes.
Quick hack – To restrict your painting into a clean well-defined border and to keep the mess away without worrying about it, use masking tape. Cover the borders of your drawing sheet with masking tape leaving equal distance from each side so that the canvas gets a neat frame.
Dry Brush Painting
In this technique, your colors have to be a little moist while the brush has to be dry hence the name. It is a very useful technique when you need to blend different colors. You can use a flat brush in this technique. You can also use the paint just out of the tube but then it will give you a textured finish.
Wash Painting Technique
The wash painting technique requires your paintbrush as well as the paints to have water. The thickness of the paints should be quite low but not as that of the water. If you do this painting with acrylic paints, it gives you a hint of the watercolor painting effect. This technique helps you create a background on which you can later use the color-blocking technique to add depth.
Stippling Painting Technique
In the stippling technique, you need to paints dots. Now, you can use this technique in numerous ways, however, we will give you two simple ideas.
Use this technique in the complete painting. When you do this, each dot should be very close to the other but yet it should have space enough for the dots to have its individuality. You can use this technique to paint the starry night sky in any painting.
Pro-Tip: Make sure you use undiluted paints for this technique.
Palette Knife Painting Technique
The palette knife is a very useful tool when you do acrylic or oil-based paintings. You must mix your colors with the palette knife to have the professional blends. The palette knife painting adds some textures to your painting. Therefore, you can use it in the painting where you need to have a little texture that can be touched.
Color Blocking Technique
The color blocking technique is used to give a dimension to the painting. Imagine this, you need to have some shadows and some highlights in your painting. Using the color blocking technique you can add the shadows so later you can use layering to add in the