Painting is a great hobby to get into. If you are good at it, you may even capitalize on your talent for a promising business opportunity. Yes, you can earn for your paintings. A lot of people like displaying paintings in their houses and every other establishment imaginable.
If you are a newbie painter who is just getting to know your materials, your weapon in creating important art pieces, you should not get discouraged. You still have a long way to go. If talent is there, you should not be afraid. A painter’s materials include the paint brush, the paints, and of course, an empty canvas.
It is specifically important to know your canvas, the empty space that you will use to draw your masterpiece. For one, there is its size.
Canvases come in a variety of sizes. There are the small sizes, which are ideal for beginners. There are also the bigger sizes, which are mostly used by seasoned painters. The available sizes of canvasses include 11 x 14, 12 x 16, 16 x 20, 18 x 24, 20 x 24, 24 x 30, 24 x 36, 30 x 40, 36 x 48, 48 x 60, and 48 x 72.
It is easy to go as big as you want because there are local carpenters who can agree to make you your desired frames for the size of canvas that you want.
Tips and Tricks
But there is more than just about choosing big canvas sizes. Remember that big paintings come with big-time challenges as much as it comes with big-time satisfaction. You must be able to cope up with those challenges for a successful and truly fulfilling outcome. Here are some useful tips to get you started and not feel intimidated at all by the huge, empty drawing space you are currently facing.
Tip #1: Decide on which scale to go for. Do you need to go for a larger scale or with the normal scale you usually do? In going for a larger scale, you will be able to stuff your canvass with just the same amount of artistry, only made bigger.
Tip #2: It is advisable that you use bigger brushes when working on a bigger canvas.
Tip #3: Aside from a bigger brush that will be required for a large canvas, you also need to prepare more paints than usual.
Tip #4: If you are becoming overwhelmed at the size of your canvas, you may divide it into sections, working in one section at a time.