A fun little project this summer was working with a mini canvas and easel.
I belong to an art group called Cream City Calligraphers and Paper Arts http://www.creamcitycalligraphers.com/) We issued a challenge to members to decorate a mini canvas and easel over the summer and bring the completed pieces to our next meeting.
Since many of my summer activities revolved around water (ferry boat rides, touring sailing ships, etc) I decided my canvas should have a water theme.
The canvas is 3 inches square. Since it was so small it didn't take me long to complete. I used acrylic paints and glued a small seashell on the lower corner. I wrapped the legs of the easel with string for that "nautical rope look". The lettering was done with a micron pen.
I can't take credit for the caption - I saw that on Pinterest and thought it was perfect!
If the thought of painting/decorating a large canvas seems intimidating I encourage you to start small with a mini canvas.
It would also be fun to do several of these and put a grouping together on a wall.