8 Easy Painting Ideas on Canvas for Beginners

There are many ways how to enter the world of art and one of them is to paint. People think it’s very difficult to start making an easy painting on canvas on their own because they believe that you need a lot of education and a lot of praxis to be able to paint something reasonable. That is not true, and therefore I am writing this article.

As the name of our website already suggests, we provide paint by numbers kits with acrylic paint and some easy painting ideas. This is really simple and this is why even absolute beginners can start and do it. But it’s like with anything even if your canvas has the picture already drawn in front of you, there are differences in skills needed to finish the canvas painting ideas. I’d like to show you now the easier ones everybody should begin with.

Easy painting on canvas - how paint by numbers can help you

Getting started with painting can be intimidating, but a paint by numbers kit makes it simple and enjoyable for beginners. Each kit contains everything you need to create a beautiful piece of art. Inside, you'll find a pre-numbered linen canvas that guides you through the process. The set of acrylic paints included ensures you have the right colors, while a set of paint brushes of different sizes allows you to have different brushes to tackle both large areas and fine details.

When you start painting, you'll quickly see how easy it is to follow along and watch your canvas come to life. This method not only helps you produce a polished final product but also builds your confidence as an artist. With paint by numbers, you can enjoy the satisfaction of creating your own masterpiece without the stress of freehand painting. It's the perfect way to dive into the world of art and see immediate results.

Easy canvas painting ideas

We've selected a few simple painting ideas easy to finish, but beautiful and very popular. Have a look at them, browse through and I'm sure you're going to pick one of them eager to start your painting hobby.

1. Colorful Lion - our top of the canvas painting ideas

The Colorful Lion canvas painting is an easy lion paint by numbers kit that’s very modern and it's shown in abstract colors. You wouldn’t believe how many people like this picture. The reason why it’s in our article today is because when you look at the details in abstract painting,  there are not so many. The larger areas you are about to paint, the easier it gets.

Colorful Lion Canvas - Paint by numbers

2. Frog with Glasses - DIY canvas painting for beginners

Another easy animal kit that you must try is our Frog with Glasses Paint by Numbers Kit. Hundreds if not thousands have already bought this and it’s still a solid seller in our store. And what’s even better for you now is that it’s easy to paint. Therefore, it is also a great gift idea for art lovers. Many people look for senior paint by numbers kits and this canvas is a great example of it. We always recommend that seniors choose the bigger size to get larger areas to paint and not so small details. Even the numbers are then more readable and easier to see. And because of the funny look, we recommend this canvas for using it for paint and sip party at home. Your guests will love it and you'll have a lot of fun with it.

 Frog with Glasses Canvas - Paint by numbers


3. Snow Mountains Lake

But people don’t just paint animals, that’s clear. Another big category that you can also search on our website for easy acrylic painting ideas is landscapes. Landscapes provide artists with many inspirations and variations of the topic – from mountains, forests, and rivers, to blossoming trees, flowing rivers, ocean waves, or fields of flowers playing with so many colors. The number of details on these paintings is bigger, but we do have easier ones. Here is one example – Snow Mountain Lake. A beautiful serene landscape with an interesting composition and an easy landscape to paint. The perfect reflection on the lake's surface makes the picture awesome.

Snow Mountain Lake Canvas - Paint by numbers

4. Beach and Palm

Simple seascape acrylic painting with a big bending palm tree, and two chairs on a sandy beach inviting you into the world of holiday and relaxation. Waves splash in the breeze. Would you join this scenery? It’s a landscape style acrylic painting idea that makes every painter excited to work on it.

 Beach and Palm Canvas - Paint by numbers


5. Vincent van Gogh – Starry Night

A classic piece of art from the world’s most famous painter ever. Starry Night Paint by Numbers looks a bit weird at first sight, but this masterpiece is worth trying. It’s not so easy to paint and it brings a fantastic result and a great acrylic painting idea. Imagine how proud you will be showing it to your guests at home and telling them that it's not van Gogh who painted it, but you.


 Van Gogh - The Starry Night Canvas - Paint by numbers

6. Paint a Butterfly

Butterflies are a fantastic subject for beginner artists, offering a range of easy butterfly painting ideas that can be both fun and rewarding. Butterfly paint by numbers kits are a great place to start, as they provide clear guidance and the materials to help you build confidence. These kits often feature vibrant colors and beautiful patterns that make your artwork pop.

If you want to experiment with different techniques, consider using a variety of brush strokes to create texture and depth in the background of the wings. Focus on the shapes of the butterfly, from the delicate wings to the intricate body. Let your imagination guide you as you mix and match colors, creating a butterfly that’s uniquely yours.

Whether you choose a structured kit or decide to freehand your own style of design, painting butterflies allows you to explore your artistic side. It's an excellent way to practice and develop your skills while producing a lovely, colorful piece of art.

Kaleidoscope Butterfly Canvas - Paint by numbers 

7. Floral painting - use flowers to start your painting journey

Floral paintings are a perfect way for beginners to start their artistic adventure. Floral paint by numbers kits are a great option, providing guidance while allowing you to explore your creativity. You can begin with easy flower ideas like roses, tulips, and daisies. These classic blooms are simple yet beautiful subjects for oil paints that can brighten up any blank canvas.

To add a modern twist, try incorporating geometric patterns around your flowers. This combination of natural beauty and structured design creates a visually appealing contrast. As you paint, you’ll learn different techniques and develop your skills as an artist.

Starting with flowers not only helps you practice shapes and colors but also gives you a sense of accomplishment as you see your artwork come to life. Whether you’re using a kit or freehanding your design, floral painting is a delightful way to create and enjoy the process.

Vase Flowers Canvas - Paint by numbers


8. Easy Easter Painting Ideas for Beginners

Easter is a fantastic time to get creative with your canvas, and there are plenty of Easter painting ideas to inspire you. Easter paint by numbers kits are an excellent choice for beginners, providing all the guidance you need to create beautiful and festive art. Think about painting cheerful gnomes, vibrant spring flowers, or adorable Easter eggs to add a touch of seasonal charm to dining room in your home.

These projects are not only colorful and fun but also make for wonderful home decor. Imagine displaying your original artwork around the house, bringing a burst of springtime cheer into every room. These kits are designed to be simple and enjoyable, ensuring that even novice painters can produce stunning results.

Engaging in Easter-themed painting is a great way to celebrate the season and enhance your artistic skills. So, gather your brushes and paints, and get ready to create some creative and festive masterpieces!

Easter Gnomes Canvas - Paint by numbers

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