It never fails to amaze me how the large canvas paintings end up on the walls in the art gallery. I wonder how long it takes for someone to actually finish a painting so huge. Well, if you are an aspiring artist but you do not know where to begin, look no further. You have the answer right here. Read on and this will be your bible to canvas painting. I am sure you have heard of the phrase "A picture is worth a thousand words". Different colours and different designs expresses the way you feel. No matter how you feel, be it anger, happiness or even excitement can be translated onto a canvas. The unique thing about canvas painting is that every individual has their different styles. I suppose you want to learn more about canvas painting. There are certain things that you need to know as beginners. I will start off by calling you readers out there artists. The basic essential tools you need for canvas painting can be found below. Different type of paint also gives a certain feel to a painter. An acrylic paint differs from water colours and oil paint is also different from acrylic paint. Yes, you get the drift. Most painter, beginners and professionals usually use acrylic paint or oil paint. However, as a beginner, it is simpler and less messy if you use acrylic paint. In order to reduce wastage of paints, you should put the amount that you need on a palette. There are many brushes available at the stationery store. Some are sold individually while some are sold in packets. A brush that is considered good quality is a brush that is soft. A fine tip brush is not necessarily good. The size of the brush depends on the area you want to paint on. A good quality brush is usually made of horse's tail. One more thing that you should not forget: Turpentine or thinner. Your first masterpiece will definitely create a substantial amount of mess and there will be paint on the floor and maybe even on your hands. The last thing you should get is a bottle of turpentine or thinner. Let's face it. It is you first time painting and it would not be very clean. It'll be a mess! A bottle of turpentine or thinner will help you get rid of the hard to remove stains easily. Now, get out there and start canvas painting. You should let your emotions do the painting. Once you get the feel of it, you will enjoy canvas painting. Remember; do not be too hard on yourself. It may be difficult at first but don't worry. Just get the creative juices flowing.