Ideas for Mini Canvas Painting for Beginners

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Here are some ideas for mini canvas painting for beginners using acrylic paint. What’s great about mini canvas boards is how tiny and cute they are and that you can easily fill in with your creative ideas. You won’t consume a lot of paint in order to produce a painting.

As a beginner in painting myself, it is always good to have an image reference of what you’re painting in order to have a guide on your painting process. 

Materials you will need:

  • Mini Canvas
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Paint Brush
  • A Cloth and Water to clean brushes
  • Image reference of what you want to paint

Painting Cartoon Characters

One great idea for mini canvas painting for newbie is to pick your all time favorite cartoon character as your subject is a great introductory in acrylic painting. It will be easy for you to paint it because you’re already familiar with the elements and colors of the characters.

Mini Canvas Painting for Beginners

Additionally most cartoon characters have solid blocks of colors and outlines so there’s not a lot of color blending to be done.

Mini Canvas Painting for Beginners

I made a playlist of my cartoon character painting time lapse videos. These were my very first paintings using acrylic paint.

I was a bit too careful in using the acrylic paints at first but I realized acrylic paints are forgiving in mistakes because you can easily just cover it with more paint.

Mini Canvas Painting for Beginners

Painting a lot will help you learn how to use acrylic paint. So it wouldn’t hurt to try out all your favorite cartoon characters.

Silhouette Scenery Painting

If you like a beginner friendly painting ideas to do are silhouette sceneries. Where you paint a gradient background and make a silhouette or shadow of the subject you want to paint.

These are some of the art paintings that I did for silhouette painting:

Mini Canvas Painting for Beginners

Abstract Painting

One of the easiest painting ideas to make is abstract painting, but first what is abstract painting? Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colors, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect. 

With that you can do whatever your heart desires to paint with no pressure to achieve a certain visual reality. You can use your current mood and emotions to play around with colors and shapes of the painting.

It’s up to the person looking at your art to interpret what they see. That’s also what’s fun about abstract; it conveys different interpretations, emotions and meanings for each individual.

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