If you’ve ever found yourself looking at a piece of canvas artwork and thinking, ‘I could do that’, well... you probably could! There really are no rules for how to create your own canvas art. You pretty much need 3 things: a canvas, some paint (even leftover paint will do) and a bit of imagination. Of course, the possibilities for what to paint are pretty much limitless. But here are a few simple ideas to get you started.
Pick a pattern
Some of the most striking home wall art ideas are often the simplest. If you like getting creative with colour, you could go for a terrazzo-effect – dotting tiny blobs of paint in lots of different colours to create a fun, pop art canvas. Or, for something more structured, try polka dots – using a circular stencil to paint perfectly round dots. Thinking about patterns from the natural world is another way to go. A canvas wall art in a bold animal print would certainly show off the wilder side of your style.
Find a way with watercolours
Water-colour is a really timeless style of painting, which lends itself beautifully to making abstract canvas wall art. Again, it’s a really good way of using up leftover paint. Simply find a couple of nice strong colours – here we’ve used Heart Wood and Sea Blue – and dilute down with water. Then improvise by painting flowing, directionless lines to create a piece of ethereal home wall art.