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Where to find large bright canvasses?

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Macarena1990 Sun 29-Jan-17 15:11:19

Have been looking for one for our kitchen diner, which is predominantly grey/white so really need something to brighten it up.

Looked in all the usual places (next, john lewis, made, debenhams) and they are all either really dull or feature animals!


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bonjovigirl Sun 29-Jan-17 15:20:45

Hi Macarena, I had similar trouble when sorting my lounge out last year. HomeSense had some nice pieces but nothing that quite worked for me. In the end I bought a canvas and some acrylic paint in HobbyCraft and did my own! It's a bit shabby but it's definitely an original wink maybe Google for yellow canvas pic / blue canvas pic etc and see if you get inspired or find something online?

wonderwoo Sun 29-Jan-17 15:25:17

I don't know, but I plan to cover some blank canvases in pretty fabric... Could that work?

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sun 29-Jan-17 15:26:26

Try some real art rather than the mass produced tat people buy to 'coordinate' with their décor?

Have a look on Artfinder or look for local artists on Facebook.

Macarena1990 Sun 29-Jan-17 15:33:34

Thanks all! May well give it a go myself!

Triptrap - have already looked into 'real art'. Nothing suitable less than about £2k which is sadly far more than I have to spend.

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Rubyslippers7780 Sun 29-Jan-17 15:34:54

Why not try local art school for something original and cheaper?

PacificDogwod Sun 29-Jan-17 15:38:19

Mural wallpaper - comes with a 'canvas' quality option.

Canvas AllPosters

Do a google with 'canvas' and 'whatever subject you fancy' - there are loads of sites out there.

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hollyisalovelyname Sun 29-Jan-17 15:40:31

Buy a large canvas and paint your own.
Choose colours you like.
Google Sean Scully and remember his artwork sells for hundreds of thousands smile

motleymop Sun 29-Jan-17 15:41:00

Have a look at Etsy. I'm an addict.

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sun 29-Jan-17 15:43:25

Macarena look around a bit more. Artists just starting out are sometimes willing to take offers too

VeritysWatchTower Mon 30-Jan-17 12:35:15

I did what others have done. Bought canvas from The Range and splurged on some acrylic paints in the colours I liked.

Watched a few YouTube videos and then copied the styles I liked. I have 3 original art works in my house grin and I think they didn't cost more than £20 for all 3.

They are abstract pieces, I wasn't doing a portrait of anyone. The best advice I can give is layers, keep coming back to the painting and add more. It gives depth to the painting.

Trollspoopglitter Mon 30-Jan-17 22:24:12

First two google hits for art buy emerging artists uk

You can also look at rented art websites - they're usually aimed at companies - but they also sell them. Lots of different sites. I can see this in a grey/white kitchen

Brainrack Wed 01-Feb-17 19:41:34

Had been thinking of painting my own abstract canvasses. Would love to see what other posters have done for inspiration. verity, bonjovi can we see yours?!

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