Painting for Fun: How to Start
Did you ever sit down and watch Bob Ross paint a beautiful mountain landscape or a picturesque beach scene back in the day? If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to paint, it can be a great way to express your creativity.
According to Be Brain Fit, painting can help reduce stress levels and allow you to concentrate on details. If you are looking to learn how to paint, here are a few tips to help you get started.
Determine What You Like and Don’t Like
Are you more into acrylic painting or watercolors? Figure out what type of artwork you like, what you want to create and determine what you will need. There are many different paints out there and mixing certain types might not work well.
Go to Pinterest to search for inspiration. You can simply search for what you are looking to create and then get specific instructions on how to complete it.
Teach Yourself Online
For more visual learners who want to learn to paint while watching a video, Udemy has professionals teach courses on a variety of different types of painting, from watercolors to impressionism. You can learn about what type of art you do like and which types you don’t. You can also look at YouTube to search for different sample paintings and paint along with the artist to help practice.
Grab a Friend
Many places like Pinot’s Palette are opening up throughout the country, which combine painting and wine tasting. This can be a great way to celebrate a friend’s birthday, or a simple way to catch up with someone you haven’t seen in quite some time. If you don’t have a place like this near you, invite a friend over on a Friday night to paint with you. Painting with someone else can inspire you.
Embrace Your Accidents!
Circling back to Bob Ross, he once said “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” Accidents can sometimes make your paintings even better. Learn to embrace your accidents, as they are part of the painting process. Remember, practice makes perfect.
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