Simple Christmas Painting Ideas - DIY Canvas Art Tutorial * Pause and Paint

Simple Christmas Painting Ideas – DIY Canvas Art Tutorial

I love offering Simple Christmas Painting Ideas video  and  DIY Canvas Art Tutorial! I’ve been  facilitating acrylic painting tutorials for beginners locally for the past 3 years. and what I experience in connecting with so many women has been an absolute dream come true, and the best has yet to come!

In this video I show you Simple Christmas Painting Ideas for a pretty DIY Canvas Art project. This painting workshop is great for beginners because it is simple and you have access to a traceable that you will transfer on your canvas so no drawing skills needed! I came up with the concept and the composition of my painting by drawing her first in my sketch pad. I like how I made her dress with this harlequin pattern. It adds an element of festivity and originality.

All my painting are original concept and I usually draw first. I love to draw but that is usually what makes people shy away from painting! Well, when I first started to facilitate acrylic painting tutorials for beginners, I made sure I would offer an alternative to the drawing part of their artwork. I learned the tracing technique whenI went to school in graphic design. I am glad I found a way to help my painters with it and I love to see their faces light up when I show them the stencils! They all appreciate it so much and me too because once the lines are transferred, we can let the painting fun begin!

If you are looking for a good afternoon of fun and relaxation and want to make your own DIY painting gifts this Holiday Season, you will enjoy this video. Most importantly this Simple Christmas Painting Ideas video  is the perfect acrylic painting tutorials for beginners because on top of not having to draw, there is no blending which makes this  DIY Canvas Art Tutorial even more fun!

Note to artists: If you already have painting supplies, you can use them and let your creative juice flow! It’s always great to change the colors and make your artwork reflect your own decor.

Find the stencil here:

1 inch flat brush (see Kit link above)
Royal Majestic 3/8″ Angular Brush – Artist Paint Brush – R4160-3/8″ – Single (See Kit link)
Micron Mini Art Brush- Round Detailer Size 15/0 (one brush) (see Kit link above)

Recommended Canvas Size

MY EASEL : US Art Supply Coronado Sonoma French Style Easel & Sketch-box with 12″ Drawer, Wooden Palette & Shoulder Strap

VIDEO – Check out my full video and review of a great table easel you can use from home:

Other Supplies
Paper towels
Water cup
Paint Pens – Black – White (See my Kit for link)
Tracing paper (See Kit for link)
Red pen for tracing
A cup of tea
Your best positive attitude!

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Nathalie Villeneuve is a Canadian-born visual artist. Her paintings are best described as Expressionist meets Parisian chic. Villeneuve’s, strong influence of Franz Marc, a German printmaker considered a pioneer of the German Expressionist movement, creates a series of heavy lines contrasting bright colors fading into soft brush strokes on canvas. Her body of work depicts women in dance, cinema, photography and even the mundane such as sitting at a Cafe or by the beach. The scenes she creates on canvas consists of elegant, long-legged feminine figures gracefully perched and seem frozen in time during moments of peaceful reflections. Villeneuve, a Meriden resident has shown her artwork at various galleries and venues in Connecticut and Canada. She now has a growing body of collectors throughout the U.S. Northeast. Ms. Villeneuve studied at the Dicksen Art Center/UCLA under Professor Roger Herman towards receiving her Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Art. For more information:

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