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How to improve your canvas print painting

The paintings at the galleries are captivating and we at times catch ourselves imagining what it would feel like to create such beautiful pieces. The brush strokes when the paintbrush hits the canvas always seem rhythmic, engaging, and interesting; and, in the process, the wild imaginations are brought to life. Artists nowadays take very little time to come up with unique prints, a thing that comes with experience.

Achieving the perfect canvas prints, therefore, revolves around rules, some of which are the correct use of the paints, and brushes including the preparation of the canvas surface before printing. But the good thing about using canvas to create paint prints is that the materials are always pre-primed with acrylic gesso; the linen canvas is normally pre-primed with oil primer.

Artists must, therefore, choose the best type of canvas material to use for their projects, so if you are a beginner check the below helpful information for beginner artists.

Canvas painting tips for beginner artists

Whichever image that you create from your canvas material has to be appealing visually. So the first time that you lay your hands on the brushes and paints, you will discover that everything seems to just go wrong at the same time, prompting you to quit. Some of the obvious problems concern proportions, values, colors, and hue, basically the whole painting turns out to be one colored mess.

And this is what makes the difference between a beginner and a professional, for the later they can simply solve the problem with one brush sweep. Beginners, on the other hand, will want to work on different parts of the paint hoping to make it better but end up creating even a bigger mess. Below are tips on how to get the best canvas print images.

Don’t neglect drawing

Have you any idea how difficult it is to come with a perfect outline when painting without first using a drawing. In essence, therefore, is that you should first find you drawing vein, practice, and perfect it, and if you can achieve the perfect image just from drawing then you will be able to fix values, achieving the right proportions and compositions will no longer be a problem.

If you can successfully master the above then your transition to painting is going to be smooth because you will just be adding to a process that you have already mastered. Translate the above to the successful artist and you will realize that these individuals are very good at drawing that they can transfer the images in their mind onto the canvas with a paintbrush.

In essence, therefore, is that constant practice with regards to drawing equips one with the necessary principles required to be a successful painter.

Values in painting

Value in canvas painting is the light or darkness of a color; to make it easy to understand, we always see and understand objects with regards to how dark or light they are. Therefore, for one to achieve the form of anything they first have to work on the form and this they will achieve with how dark or light an image will come out. When you add color it now makes the images that you were creating very interesting.

Material handling

For you to be able to produce good canvas prints, you have to know how the different types of paints are going to behave and appear on the canvas and that is why you are advised to the first train with the monochromatic paints. You will, therefore, begin with the simple projects to first understand how to paint behaves.