best paint for canvas

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redchocolatebutton Wed 18-Sep-19 08:31:24

usually I paint on paper with high pigment aquarell colours (but I use them for block colours, no blending in).

if I want to scale up onto canvas what would be the best high pigment colour? poster paints?

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Cyberworrier Wed 18-Sep-19 08:35:14


Cyberworrier Wed 18-Sep-19 08:41:27

Sorry posted too soon! Poster paints don’t have a high pigment count, it’s a lot of filler, that’s why they’re a good starter paint n schools. For areas of flat, block colour, acrylics are a good bet (particularly if you’re not used to oil paints).

redchocolatebutton Wed 18-Sep-19 09:14:15

thank you!

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Cyberworrier Wed 18-Sep-19 22:17:00

You’re welcome!

redchocolatebutton Sun 22-Sep-19 16:41:00

what to do about the sides?
paint with the motif or in a complementary colour?
(will not get a frame for now)

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SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Sun 22-Sep-19 16:43:45

I would say acrylics too - they dry much, much quicker than oils, so it is easier to paint over mistakes (which is useful when you make as many as I do).

I have seen both options, when it comes to the edges - I’d probably try to carry on the motif/design, and paint over it with a darker colour if I didn’t like how it looked.

redchocolatebutton Sun 22-Sep-19 16:49:30

thank you.
I'm very excited about starting it now!

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