Canvas painting for beginners: Top tips

canvas painting for beginners
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This guide to canvas painting for beginners will give you everything you need to know, from the kit you'll need to how to prepare your surface for painting and different techniques to try. If you've mainly worked in your sketchbook or on paper so far, this guide will help make the move to canvas a lot less daunting.

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Rob Lunn is a self-taught painter, and loves to paint in oils. His influences are Vincent van Gogh, Caravaggio and Ilya Repin. He has taught art workshops since 2012 and gets a real buzz from teaching people to draw and paint. He has contributed to Paint & Draw magazine and bookazines, and has also provided traditional art tutorials for Creative Bloq.