Canvas in Art: From Oil Paintings to Photographic Prints

15 Jun , 2022  

As an artist, one of the most effective methods to showcase your skills as an artist is on canvas. Something about this material gives it an air of grandeur, from superb oil paintings to picture canvas prints. But did you realise that canvas is a relatively new addition to the art world?

Canvas provides for larger formats with ease of portability because it is lightweight and can be rolled, which is a significant characteristic of the material that remains true today. They are also less susceptible to warping and breaking than wood panels.

Australian wall art canvases are a must-have in your home. It is prevalent to order canvas online, especially from different countries with breathtaking views. Have you ever been to Australia?

If not, you should definitely order canvas prints of Australian photos online! Canvas prints make for a great addition to any home, office, or even as a gift for someone special. And with so many different sites to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect one for you.

The Origins of Canvas

Canvas was first used in the 16th century during the Italian Renaissance and was traditionally manufactured from tightly woven hemp. Canvas was especially popular among Venetian painters because it was easier to work within a humid atmosphere than frescos (which dried slowly in the lagoon) or wood panels (which absorbed moisture and warped). Given that the material was also used to manufacture sails, and the Venetians were recognised for their naval fleet, they also had a vast, cheap supply readily available.

By the 17th century, the canvas had expanded throughout Northern Europe, eventually displacing panels as the predominant support for paintings, a trend that has continued to the present day. Not limited to oil painting, artists have expanded its application to include acrylic paint, needlework, and photo canvas prints. Canvas, which is still an economical choice, enables photographers and painters to display their work professionally.

The Dominance of Photographic Canvas Prints

As printing technology advances, it’s unsurprising that an increasing number of artists are turning to digital printing. Since the 1990s, photographers have begun producing canvas prints in the same way as professional painters do. Giclée (a French term meaning “to spray”), or fine art inkjet printing, has enabled photographers to showcase their work in previously unattainable levels of colour and quality.

Even if you are not a skilled painter, technology has made creating affordable canvas prints more accessible than ever. With high-quality printing, images from critical times in your life can be mounted on canvas and displayed directly on your wall, creating an attractive way to add a touch of class to your house.

Canvas prints are simple to create and may be constructed from virtually anything – a photograph, a piece of digital art, or a scan of your child’s favourite drawing. Durable and available in various sizes, these inexpensive canvas prints enable anyone to experience the sensation of being a master artist without ever picking up a brush.

, ,


5 Birthday Gift Ideas When ‘Home’ is so Far Away

22 Jul , 2018  

5 Birthday Gifts for People Who Live Fat

Do you remember when you were younger and present giving was so easy? You could pretty much impress your friends and family with anything – a Popsicle frame barely glued together with your favourite picture of you and your best friend or a creative bookmark covered in fun snaps of everyone. No matter what, it always pulled those heartstrings. Things changed, didn’t they? More…

Confessions of a Happy Housewife,Entertainment

Last Minute Halloween Party Ideas for Toddlers

30 Oct , 2017  

Halloween haunted house

How to organise a kid-friendly Halloween party for under twos

Spooktober is here! Well, if I missed celebrating Halloween last year (stuck at home with 20-day old Jason), I am not going to skip on the fun this year. And keeping the kid in me happy won’t be my usual excuse for doing so. I’ve got a curious one-year old now, whose main job is to learn, explore and experience everything that is new to him. I am also lucky to have a bunch of close mommy friends with toddlers to join in the party. So, I thought that it would be a good idea if I shared out loud with you some tips and ideas on how to hold a Halloween party for toddling bubs who don’t end up spooked up, crying their eyes out amidst the ghost hunt game.


, , , ,

Confessions of a Happy Housewife,Entertainment,Travel

Camper Trailer vs. Caravan: Which Rig is Better for Your Family Adventure?

10 Oct , 2017  

A boy sitting next to a campfire

Travelling with kids comes with its own set of challenges. Camping around Australia is the perfect opportunity to indulge in freedom, fun and thrilling outback adventures. But throw children into the mix, and the experience can be overwhelming and exhausting too. Camping with kids brings in an entirely new set of requirements to consider. A camping rig with space becomes a priority, smart storage solutions are essential and implementing at-home creature comforts feels more practical for all.


, , ,

Entertainment,Healthy Living

How to Host a Bubble Soccer Party

22 Aug , 2017  


Planning a children’s party is fun. Heck, planning a party at any age is fun! With endless themes to consider and cool, creative ideas to incorporate, the only limit is your imagination.

Inflatables have always been a big hit at children’s parties (adults love them too!) and bubble soccer ticks all the right boxes for hours of entertainment.  

Bubble soccer is perfect for those kids who spend too much time in front of the TV and need a little push when it comes to outdoor fun. On the flip side, it’s fantastic for those youngsters that are loaded with energy.


, ,

Confessions of a Happy Housewife,Entertainment

How to Earn the Most Brownie Points this Valentine’s Day

3 Feb , 2017  

Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Cupid is set to shoot his bow and arrow February 14th, and unless you’re ready with something spectacular to surprise your loved one with, you may just miss out on earning some decent brownie points! Getting organised for Valentine’s Day early this year is a good place to start. Even the littlest things that make the biggest impacts require some thought, planning and inspiration. And if you want to avoid booking a dinner with every other couple out there, it’s time to start organising the night now.


, , ,


Some Curious and Quirky Valentine’s Day Facts

11 Feb , 2016  

Valentine's Day Facts

You can call me a hater, but I was never really a great fan of Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong! I don’t hate romance. In fact I literally live for everyday, casual romance – the little things, you know! More…


Throw Back: Our New Year’s Eve in London

17 Dec , 2015  

Our New Year's Eve in London

Ahh… 2012 – the sweet memories. And they said the world would end!

Every December, I remember our first New Year’s Eve as a married couple. We choose a slightly unorthodox honeymoon destination and went to London during winter. And they have proper winters there!

So, here’s what to expect from a New Year trip to London, if you plan for one! More…


DIY Projects,Entertainment

The Crafty Housewife’s Christmas Gifts Sorted

2 Dec , 2015  

Christmas Gifts

Let me be honest with you, as I have always been! I hate Christmas! I don’t hate the smell of oranges and cinnamon, I don’t dislike family gatherings and it’s not even about Christmas cleaning (which I hate a little bit too). I hate Christmas because of the “All I Want for Christmas” song, Santa Claus and because it’s such an industry and so commercialised that, media nowadays would have us believe that the best gifts are the ones you purchase at the department store. The best gift to me is the one made with love and here I’ll give you a few easy ideas to make all your friends and loved ones happy. More…

, ,


The Smug Person’s Guide to Being Prepared for Christmas

27 Nov , 2015  

Christmas Holidays

You know the festive season is just moments away when holidays are planned, Christmas dinner is booked at the family home and the shops are lined with tinsel and a very chaotic buzz. It’s the time of year that always comes around so quick and most of us are never really 100% prepared – but if you start getting organised now, the big break will go down smoother than ever. More…

, ,


How To Organise a Casino Night For Friends

5 Jun , 2015  

Home Casino Area

As you may have noticed already, I am a bit whiny about the fast-appoaching winter, thus why I am actively looking for entertainment during the long and boring evenings. Besides planning romantic winter picnics for when the time allows it, another idea on a dime is to organise a games night for your grown-up friends.

Now, hosting a casino party is a bit fancier, but that’s what makes it all the more fun. I bet ya! More…



How to Plan a Romantic Winter Picnic in 5 Easy Steps

25 May , 2015  

Winter Picnics

As Ned Stark of the popular HBO series used to say: Winter is coming! Indeed, it is, but it doesn’t have to be long and dark, though! Here’s to winter picnics and  adventures! More…