Art is something universal that every culture embraces. One of the more modern forms of art that people are enjoying when they themselves are not as artistic are kits for paint by numbers, adults. These are a great way people can get better end results while enjoying the process of painting. It is relaxing and an outlet for creativity for adults as well as children. As well as being a great hobby to adopt it can be a way to create something meaningful for others as gifts and some people even sell their work.
A simplified approach to art
As mentioned there are a number of benefits to adopting adult paint by numbers. It offers mental and therapeutic benefits, giving you somewhere to feel soothed and giving you something to do in your off time. The motion of painting is known to help lower stress and relax people. People when immersed in creating art feel more content and fulfilled. It can lower issues of depression or anxiety and promote more mindfulness.
You can paint pictures you can give away so you do not fill up your home with all the kits you complete. You can also choose to do it as a way to make some money, selling the end results and making some money off them. The great thing about this hobby is you do not need to have any painting skills at all! It breaks down simple or more complex images into sections that are numbered with the number representing each colour. There is no drawing involved and you do not even have to know how to use a paintbrush though eventually you can learn brushstrokes and to improve your results.
Where did painting by numbers come from
Paint by numbers adults actually comes from a method Leonardo da Vinci used when he taught students how to paint. Then in the 1950s, Dan Robbins an artist expanded on that principle creating the paint by numbers concept, that the Palmer Paint Company took and manufactured. It has led to numerous kits for both adults and children today.
Selling the artwork
A lot of people are so surprised and happy with the results of their hobby that they wonder if they can then sell the paintings they create. How much they are sold for is very subjective, as is the sale of any artwork. It depends on a lot of things, originality, brushwork, quality and so on. You can legally sell adult paint by numbers work as long as you make it clear that it is a reproduction of someone else’s work if that is what it is.
If you want to get creative and are looking for a new hobby you should take a closer look at painting by numbers kits. It is fun, and relaxing, and you can do it at whatever level of artistry you have, even if that is low or even nothing! Then you can frame the good results and give them as gifts on special occasions, hang them up, or even sell them.