Canvas painting is one of the most beautiful forms of painting where the image is patterned on a lovely canvas material, which is a made by a closely woven fabric. This fabric is either made out of cotton, linen or combination of both. But before you start to paint on a canvas material you need to know certain things that will help you paint effectively on the material and will have a perfect long lasting finish.
When you are planning to paint on a canvas it is advisable that you place the material frame on a flat surface to ensure a comfortable painting experience. On the other hand if you are going to place them on the floor rather than the stand then it will be appropriate if you have enough space on either sides of the frame. Also, you can place a waste cloth, or plastic sheets below the frame to avoid the paint causing stain on the floor. By doing so will prevent you from worrying about stains and will help you concentrate only on the painting.
Easel is one of the best things to invest upon if you are an ardent lover of painting. Purchasing an easel isn’t a tough task as you can find them in many local stores. Easel can also be purchased from many online art stores, and they are available in various sizes according to your convenience. Easel is a one-time investment that you will be making and hence buying the right one that will best suits your needs will be a wise choice. You can adjust the height of the easel according to your requirement, and choose a frame that will be best needed.
Before you start to paint on a canvas, it is highly recommended that you prime the canvas, as this will prevent the paint getting soaked through the surface. The difference between primed and unprimed canvas can be easily identified, as the former will have a smooth white finish. Most of the packed canvases come with a prime coating and if you prefer to save money then you can purchase a raw one that needs to be primed manually.
There are several varieties of paints that are available, and the most commonly used ones by the beginners are watercolors and acrylic paint. They are water soluble and can be handled easily, whereas the oil paint is used by expert painters who are very well trained in painting and can easily try their hand with any material of paint.