What Kind of Paint do You Use on Canvas
You can use any kind of paint on canvas, except house paint. Generally oils, acrylics and pastels are used. Pastels are more like powder crayons than paint, but create a gorgeous look. Another technique is encaustic painting which uses bees wax and smells really good. You can find more information here: http://painting.about.com/od/allotherpaints/All_Types_of_Paint_Painting_Mediums.htm
There are a lot of types of paint you can use. But the most popular paint to use on canvas are oil and acrylic. Oil paint was the first to be used on canvas.