Thursday, July 2, 2009

One of the main thing to keep in mind when you start painting as a new hobby is that if you are used to drawing with pencil or other medium, the paintbrush is an entirely different tool to get used to.

In Canvas Painting, There are many types including canvas boards, rolled canvas, stretched canvas and canvas mats. Try using them all over time and decide on your favorite and use it.

Once you have chosen your brush and canvas, you will need to decide on the type of paint that you want to use. Oil paints are slow drying and may be good for art pieces that you plan on doing over a period of time. Oil paint can easily be rejuvenated using things like paint thinner and turpentine

Remember that art is about Practicing. Have fun with mixing paint colors and seeing what you can come up with. Use different sizes and types of canvases, different sized brushes and different types of paints