Advantages and Disadvantages of Hand Painted Canvases

If your walls are feeling lonely and dull, then a beautiful, unique hand-painted canvas will be the perfect addition to your home. Buying prints and posters for your home décor will add warmth and charm to your space, however saving up for a one-of-a-kind hand-painted art piece is even more special, sentimental and adds its own unique character to the space. Whilst there may be advantages and disadvantages to purchasing a hand-painted canvas, however, the pros significantly outweigh the cons, and a beautiful masterpiece will spice up your home. Below is a roundup of considerations when purchasing a unique, hand painted canvas.


Advantages of Hand Painted Canvases

Hand-painted canvases are "one-of-a-kind." Each piece has its own unique qualities, as no two paintings will ever be the same. They are handmade reproductions of the images shown online created by our talented commissioned artist. 


Hand-painted artwork takes time, skill, and passion. It is a more high-end option to the prints due to the hard work put into each painting done by a single person; the detail, time, and material are reflected in the finished product. 


We can have the hand paintings produced to any size, including extra-large pieces that fill up a feature wall within your home. Whereas our wall art prints can only allow a width of 150cm (this is the max width of our printers), length can be endless for prints. Hand-painted canvases have the flexibility with length but also the width.


Another advantage of hand paintings are they don't need to be framed; we can have the artwork made then sent to you if you wish to have it framed locally, in a frame of your own choosing. 


Standard prints will give an illusion of texture, but it will not provide that real, textured 3D effect that hand paintings will give when seen and touched. A print's surface can never match the luscious textural variations of a painting. There is something special about having a unique artwork within your home that brings richness and personality while also being unique. 


Disadvantages of Hand Painted Canvases

The disadvantages of hand paintings are minute in the scheme of things, however, there are a few we will cover. Firstly, prints will achieve more accurate colour to what’s displayed online that will match specific decor colour scheme requirements than hand paintings. Further, if you are looking for a quick art piece to be delivered, canvas prints are the better way to go, the turnaround time for unique hand painted art is three weeks, whereas wall art prints are delivered in approximately 5-7 business days. 


The price range is also slightly different, a digital print will always be a more cost affective option compared to a one-of-a-kind hand painting due to the time taken to produce it but also the material cost of the canvas and acrylic paints. However, hand paintings are worth the wait due to the uniqueness and texture that is achieved. 


Due to the texture, paint materials, and layering techniques used, there may be cracks, slight imperfections, which are natural for hand paintings, and that's what makes them so special. 



Let your personality shine through a unique hand-painted piece of art just for you. Turn your space into a warm, delightful area with a textured canvas. Invest in a piece that you will value forever. Browse our range of hand-painted artworks for inspiration for your next purchase.