It’s a different kind of Monday: Canvas Painting – Tree of Love!

by xin on October 28, 2013

It’s a rather different Sunday activities – no thanks to the pouring rain, I had to stay in instead of out cycling.

I took out my polishes, while debating on what to paint, I saw my canvas art block lying there – waiting to be deflowered.

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Canvas painting it is.

Having no experience at all in painting on a real block instead of nails, I ran through some google images to search for inspiration, and finally decided on something simple and doesn’t require much drawing skills.

Tree of Love Step 1

Feeling nervous about ruining the brand new block, I sketched the shape of a tree with a pencil and it turned out to be a regret. It’d be easier to paint it directly. I tried to erase off some of the sketch and ended up dirtying the board.

You will need some good acrylic colors so the colors will not clump. I am liking this brand called Jo Sonja’s. The color is so smooth, and perfect for little details.

Tree of Love Step 2

Next is the easier part – you can use a smaller brush for the hearts but I only used one brush so I didn’t have to wash so many brushes!

Tree of Love Step 3

Scatter the hearts around randomly, and you can add different color of hearts as you go.

Tree of Love Step 4

Almost there…but not enough color contrast and it’s not merry enough.

Tree of Love Completed

I added some lime green hearts and little birdies, and I am done!

Acrylic color dries up very fast, and it doesn’t spread out so much like water color.

It’s somewhat nice when it’s hung on the wall :D

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sesame October 28, 2013 at 8:46 am

I can see this displayed in a bedroom. Great job for a first-timer!
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xin October 28, 2013 at 11:10 am

thanks sesame! :D would love to have my own wall of art in the house one day :D
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beetrice October 28, 2013 at 8:57 am

That’s quite pretty! :D Where did you buy your canvas block from?

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xin October 28, 2013 at 11:11 am

these blocks can be found at art stores, or popular, much cheaper in the book store
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gio October 28, 2013 at 2:33 pm

It’s gorgeous! Well done!
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plue November 6, 2013 at 11:16 am

very pretty!

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