When we talk about painting, the first thing that comes to mind is using good old child-friendly watercolors and painting our hearts on paper. But there are many other ways and mediums that one can use to paint. One of these mediums is a canvas. Painting on canvas is not as difficult as it seems.

Canvas is a woven fabric that is used in different things. When talking about painting this fabric is stretched over the wooden frame to create a surface to be painted. Read on to learn more about painting on canvas and some tips for beginners.

1. The first thing you need to do when painting on canvas is to unpack it and prime the canvas. When you prime your canvas, it makes the surface softer for painting. You can prime it with a substance called gesso which can be used with acrylic, oil and tempera paint.

2. When you start painting on a canvas, be sure to keep a palette, a set of paints, water and a set of brushes next to you to make your job easier.

3. Choose the brushes according to your painting. There are separate brushes for acrylic paints and for oil paints that have stiff bristles and sturdy handles.

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4. When you are comfortable with brushes, canvas and paint, you can also use medium to create a variety of effects in your painting. These mediums can add texture and shine to your painting and take it to the next level.

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