CANVAS PAINTING MADE EASY -Madhura P. Tipnis -Radhika Parathasarthy Basic Materials needed Canvas Easel Picture or Photograph Pencil or charcoal Palette Various numbered paintbrushes Basic color set of oil paints Linseed oil Turpentine Pictures and their details The database will hold an array of pictures which can be chosen to replicate. Each picture will be broken down into stages such as primary sketches, first layer, second layer, etc. Snapshots of the pictures in each stage will be stored for reference. Each snapshot will have detailing as to the type of stroke, usage of paintbrush, etc. Selecting the picture Database of pictures painted before Sorted as per Level of difficulty Size Type (Landscape, Portrait, Abstract) Artists Countries Choosing tips Beginner Intermediate Advanced Selecting the canvas As per the chosen picture selection offered as Canvas board : readymade cut in particular sizes Stretch canvas : Customizable size using stretchers. Recommended canvas size and type provided Instructions for customizing the stretch canvas Cut and stretch and staple Apply mixture of acrylic gesso and water Allow to dry Set up Instructions for adjusting the easel to most recommended height for few default height ranges Check the angle of the easel When using oil paints, the room should be well ventilated. Start sketching as per the sketching in the figure The sketches should be light and can be made using pencil or charcoal. Paints, Brushes and Palettes There would be sample pictures of strokes that could be created using particular paint brushes. There would be video tutorials for the mastering a particular stroke for eg : waves on the sea. Color mixing would be explained using small video clips showing relevance to the particular part of the painting. The usage of Palette for color mixing would be thoroughly explained. Example : Mike Callahan Step by step procedure to create finished painting.