50 Easy Things to Paint on a Canvas

easy canvas painting

Every day, each of us engages in some sort of color-related activity. Some use color to express themselves through clothing, and then some use color on canvas. What makes you an artist is your ability to translate your thoughts onto paper, and art is nothing more than that. Easy things to paint on a canvas ideas for beginners don’t require much more than a little bit of passion. People who are just starting to paint can use canvas because it has a larger surface area and the right proportions to stretch and contort their ideas.

Depending on the type of painting you want to do, you can either get a mini canvas or a large one and then you can just bring your ideas to it. Canvas paintings have the advantage of having no hard and fast rules. Your rules can be whatever you wish, and you can paint until you achieve the satisfaction and mental peace you sought. We have compiled 50 easy things to paint on a canvas that you can use from the list below.

50 Easy Things to Paint on a Canvas

1. Abstract Sunflower

Sunflower Painting

Abstract paintings don’t need to include intricate and elaborate details like flowers. This dramatically simplifies the process. Your abstract flowers painting will be ready for the walls after blended the different flower colors on canvas.

2. Lavender

Lavender flower paint on a canvas

Beginners can learn a lot from tutorials created by people who are not artists. A participant from The Inspired Hive has argued that she’s not good at drawing or painting. However, you can make a painting work. 

3. Canvas Art Quote

wild scene paint

You can do whatever you like with the canvas when working on this type of project. Choose a suitable quote for the canvas and then go for an ombre or rainbow effect on the background. You should blend the colors so that they are not visible as sharp lines.

4. Mountain Landscape

Mountain Landscape painting

When we think of painting things, landscapes are among the first paintings that spring to mind. Painting a mountain landscape with a turquoise sunset sky is easy and beautiful.

5. Dot Painting

tree with dot painting

Simply by adding dots to a painting, you can create an entirely new image. It’s not difficult and takes very little time. You can decorate with it as well. Create lot of dots of different sizes and color them as you wish.

6. Geometric Patterns

Geometric Patterns painting

A picture with a depth as deep as the ocean is what painting is all about, using different patterns, shapes, and colors. Start by focusing on geometric patterns instead of that depth as a beginner. Make sure each pattern is filled with a different color that complements the next one.

7. Duct Tape Painting

Duct Tape Painting painting

You can make a chic and beautiful art piece by using duct tape. Duct tape can be arranged in any pattern you like on the canvas, and then you can start painting. After you’ve splashed color on the canvas, carefully peel off the duct tape.

8. Abstract Heart

Abstract Heart painting

A benefit of abstracts is that they don’t require perfection. If you are stumped as to what to paint, consider an abstract heart. If you experiment with different colors, you’ll be able to learn new things about painting.

9. Pixel Painting

Pixel Painting

You won’t be able to tell that your pixel art was created by a novice once you are done. As soon as you have drawn a grid of squares, paint each square with a slightly different tone based on the same hue. It will produce a hypnotic effect.

10. Striped Canvas Art

Striped Canvas Art

Just let your paintbrush run straight through the canvas and paint some bright stripes when nothing comes to mind. It will look great as a chic and contemporary piece of art. Not to mention that it is an excellent item to display on the walls of your home, provided that you choose colors that complement your existing decor.

11. Birch Tree Art

Birch Tree Art in wall

Creating birch tree art is easy. All you need is a little bit of time and some patience. Painting is not a difficult task at all because you don’t need to have any artistic abilities to paint this on canvas.

12. Paint Scrape Art

Scrape Art in room

It’s almost unfair how easy this canvas art is. A paintbrush isn’t even necessary! A scraper is all you need. At first scrape it, let it dry, and then scrape several times again using the same design.

13. White Cherry Blossom Tree

White Cherry Blossom Tree paint on a canvas

There is something interesting about this project; The paint and fading process will be helped by the sponges that you will use.

14. Paint Cactus

Cactus paint

Add three different cacti to the landscape as a simple sunset background. This is an easy painting for beginners!

15. Paint Clouds

Clouds canvas painting

Imagine painting clouds without using a single brush! Paint with cotton swabs using this foolproof technique that is relaxing.

16. Ocean Scene

Ocean Scene painting on canvas

Whether you’re super busy like me or just want to try painting an easy ocean scene, this quick tutorial is perfect for you.

17. Bird and Birdhouse

Bird and Birdhouse paint on a canvas

These painted birds perch around an added dimension birdhouse with sweet birds (created with a pattern). There is a decorative metal accent that makes this piece more attractive.

18. Beach canvas painting

Beach scene canvas painting

When your mind is frazzled, a trip to the beach may be just what you need to unwind. If you can’t get there by plane or car, painting a beach on canvas will do the trick. With a more beautiful name comes a simpler task. Simple as that. Just add some yellow sand, beach waves, and palm trees to your scene. Done! Even if you don’t put a figure in it, the scene still looks and sounds relaxing.

19. DIY Pour Painting

DIY Pour Painting

Projects like this are almost foolproof. Make some unique artwork by combining pour paint and your own creativity.

20. DIY Herringbone Art

DIY Herringbone Art

Imagine how pretty a canvas could be if you applied painter’s tape to it? There’s no reason you can’t do that, and it’s probably the best effect I’ve seen for something so simple.

21. A Modern Sunflower

colorful Modern Sunflower paint on a canvas

A modern painted sunflower looks amazing against a gradient background.

22. Acrylic Wall Art

Acrylic Wall Art print on wall
Stephanie Abbott

This is an easy painting that you’ll love. You can make an excellent effect with your hairdryer, and there’s no right or wrong way to do it.

23. ‘LOVE’ Lit Canvas Sign

easy things to paint on a canvas
Lindsay Viker

How about something that looks good on a painted canvas? Lightening up the canvas! An appealing painting technique gets a gourmet touch this way.

24. DIY Ombre Canvas Art

DIY Ombre Canvas Art
Joanne Loh

Using a blank canvas is a good idea. The colors of these cut-outs can be produced using basic craft supplies to create a faded, ombre effect. They make great additions to children’s bedrooms.

25. Sunset with Hot Air Balloons

Sunset with Hot Air Balloons painting
Tracie Kiernan

The idea is to paint a sunset with silhouettes of hot air balloons fluttering above the tree line in the sky.

26. String Art on Canvas

String Art on Canvas painting
Angela Paris

String art on canvas is a great way to make a wall hanging if you like string art projects. I think painting this is an excellent project for both adults and kids!

27. Stenciled Botanicals

 Stenciled Botanicals painting
Amanda Formaro

This easy stenciled botanicals on canvas project will add some pretty botanicals to your wall! Choose whatever color you like best.

28. Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers canvas painting
Cinnamon Cooney

You should use a variety of brushes to create this free painting. Painting the flowers with brushstrokes is a quick and simple process, and I like the painted background.

29. Beautiful wall Canvas Art

easy wall canvas art
Lindi Vanderschaaf

An industrial-style bedroom was the inspiration for the canvas. A large canvas, five paint colors, and a little bit of time will be enough to make this project.

30. Pour Painting

Pour Painting on a canvas

Recently, you may have noticed a slew of paint pouring videos making their way around social media. While they are soothing to watch, the technique itself is even more enjoyable to perform. The uniqueness of each piece of art is the most appealing aspect of this painting technique.

31. Paint a Full Moon

moon paint on a canvas

With practice, you’ll be able to master this painting even though it seems complicated. You’ll learn many techniques with the full moon painting, including dry brushing, sponge painting, and splattering.

32. Moonlight Cherry Blossom

Moonlight Cherry Blossom paint on a canvas

The cherry blossom painting technique looks sophisticated and difficult, but you can master it with a little practice.

33. Leaves

easy tree with leaves to paint on canvas

You can paint things that are easy even if you’re a beginner! On the canvas, place a branch that is full of leaves from your yard. The canvas should be painted next. You can then remove the leaves once the paint has dried and display your beautiful artwork.

34. Abstract

Abstract art paint on a canvas

Art galleries and local parks are great places to find inspiration. There aren’t many rules for abstract art, but you can follow a few tips to ensure the finished item looks like something you’d want to be framed.

35. Starry Night

easy Starry Night painting

Paint a beautiful starry night on canvas to capture the beautiful sight of the night. Put twinkling stars and a moon on a black canvas for the perfect finishing touch. The painting would be more impressive if it had a nice message on it. Perhaps you could work on your calligraphy skills as well.

36. Paint Roses

Roses paint on a canvas

It is easy to do this 4 step rose technique, even if it seems advanced at first glance.

37. Cherry Blossom Tree

Cherry Blossom Tree paint on a canvas

Cotton swabs were used to paint this simple cherry blossom tree. This is a fun way to get started in painting while also learning the fundamentals of paint mixing. And you’ll end up with a stunning piece of furniture that you can use to decorate your home!

38. Pumpkin on Canvas

Pumpkin Canvas painting

You’ll love how this brush technique allows you to paint a pumpkin easily! With a bit of paint and a plastic fork, you can make a rustic/vintage looking wood background!

39. Metallic Abstract art

Metallic Abstract art on room wall

This piece features metallic paints that were fun to work with. Metallic paint adds a reflective quality to your paintings that will enhance their visual appeal. No matter where they are used (as in these glamorous paintings) or how they are used, metallics can make a painting pop with drama. To make your gold paint look its best, use a good quality one.

40. Geometric Large Canvas

Geometric Large Canvas paint

To create a large canvas art piece for your dining room, you can use a canvas in a large size, some painter’s tape, and some bold contrasting colors.

41. Splatter Painting

Splatter Painting

An excellent painting method to use further down the road is splatter painting, which can be applied to a number of different paintings. If you want a colorful splash in any room in your house, use complementary colors like magenta and orange. Hopefully, you’ll want to make more than one!

42. Texture art

easy texture art

Create modern and stylish art when you add bold texture to a canvas – even for beginners. There are so many different ways to create textures in paintings. You will be able to paint or create new textures or level up your existing ones.

43. Abstract Flowers

Abstract Flowers paint on a canvas

If you decide to make this abstract flower painting on your own or at a “paint and sip” party, it looks like a lot of fun. I think you’d enjoy this painting as part of an easy paint night. Make it your own by customizing the background or flowers!

44.  Easy Pineapple painting

Easy Pineapple painting

There is no doubt that if you’re a pineapple lover, this will be great for you.

45.  Easy watermelon canvas art for kids

watermelon piece canvas art

Here’s another easy and fun painting project for kids. It’s really cool how this watermelon-themed painting looks so fresh and summery. You can hang the summery picture on your walls after your kids are finished playing with it.

46. Acrylic flowers

Acrylic flowers paint on a canvas

If you’ve never painted flowers and leaves before, this painting is a good place to start.

47. Small Canvas Painting of Flowers

Canvas Painting of Flowers

The painting on the wooden canvas is a small canvas of flowers. Cool!

48. DIY Beach Scene

DIY Beach Scene paint on a canvas

The best part is that it is simple enough for beginners to do. For the beach/ocean scene, acrylic paint and some texture medium are used on canvas. This piece can also work well if you’re decorating your beach house-style home.

49. Ombre Color Shift Drip Art

Ombre Color Shift Drip Art paint on a canvas

This color shift art can be created on canvas, wood, or anything else that you can think of. With its metallic look and glossy surface, it is sure to attract your attention.

50. Spring tree

Spring tree paint on a canvas

Often wondered to capture the beauty of the spring blossoms? Taking up a canvas and painting on it is the only way to do this. The spring tree may appear difficult from the photograph, but painting it on canvas is a piece of cake. Because most of the colors used in these paintings are primary hues, even complete beginners won’t have a hard time figuring out how to make them.


Most of us have become accustomed to busy schedules and fast-paced lifestyles, and we’ve lost sight of what true recreation means. If you share this sentiment and cannot settle on a recreational activity, canvas painting may be an excellent option. Anyone can paint on a canvas; you don’t have to be an artist or have any prior knowledge of painting to do so. When it comes to painting canvas, the only rule is to paint what you feel about it. If it makes you happy, go for it!

Aside from that, you’ve already got a few simple canvas painting concepts to get you started. These 50 easy things to paint on a canvas ideas for beginners were curated with your enjoyment in mind. Getting started on your creative journey (or continuing it) is so exciting for me. I wish you joy and pleasure in every moment of the painting you spend.

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