My love for mini canvasses continues to grow. Last year I created some mini canvasses for friends and I am continued to be encouraged by the feedback I got (as far as I know none of them have been tossed into a bin!).
I created this to give to another friend. Although I still trying to work on my brush control – i.e. How much I push onto the canvas. I am satisfied at this point with how it looks, I am not sure whether she would like this or not.
The episode from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. come to mind with pheobe’s painting – I don’t want mine to end up like that :). I hope my friends would be honest if they don’t like it .
I recently painted some mini canvases 4″ X 4″ with acrylic paints to gift to some friends whom I was meeting after a long time at a reunion of sorts. I started out with painting the flowers and one woman in madhubani style but later moved on to depicting flowers and birds in no particular style. I received very positive and encouraging response from my friends and thought of sharing the canvases on my blog. Forgive me but I took the pictures intermittently while some canvases were still in progress.
Painting a mini canvas was inexpensive. I painted 10 canvas boards and costed me under 20$. The canvas boards were on sale at my local craft store and I had the paints on hand. It could be challenging as the work space is small and one needs to be extra cautious. It took me a lot of time to paint especially because I had to do it while my daughter took her day time nap which is extremely short.
If you paint a mini canvas, you can display them on mini easels or You could stick some magnetic tapes to the backs of the canvases so that these could double up as fridge magnets. With the festive season fast approaching , hand painted mini canvas magnets would be an excellent return gift/ party favor and a great stocking stuffer .