Why Do People Want To Learn To Paint?
Learn to paint? Yes please! say so many people. Is it because they want to learn how to reproduce a beautiful object? Is it because they are bored? Want to earn more money or just want to try something new? Or is it that they have this deep desire to create maybe not something new, but create something old, but with a new interpretation?
Maybe we want to bare our soul in some way and that we find it difficult to verbally enunciate how we feel inside, and we think that by putting our feelings into a picture we can show the world.
It is easy to learn to paint. This painting on the right was my 2nd bird that I painted.
Let us look at the reasons that some famous painters of the past have given for the reasons for painting,
Henry Ward Beecher: Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Jeff Melvoin: It’s not your painting anymore. It stopped being your painting the moment that you finished it.
Pablo Picasso: Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
William Baziotes: Each painting has its own way of evolving…When the painting is finished, the subject reveals itself.
Andy Warhol: If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, there I am. There’s nothing behind it.
Henri Matisse: I am unable to make any distinction between the feeling I get from life and the way I translate that feeling into painting.
Russell Collins: Pick up a brush and give it a go. Someone, somewhere will think it will look good on their wall.
Painting is not difficult, it just requires a desire, a little luck, and a little practice. But in the words of the golfer Jack Nicklaus – “the more you practice, the luckier you get”. Go here to start flower painting.