How to Start Painting as a Beginner
When it comes to DIYing a new hobby for yourself, few are as straightforward as learning how to paint as a beginner because you don't really need professional training.
Over the course of the pandemic, I found myself trying to think of new ways to pass the locked downtime and cope with the chaotic dumpster fire that was 2020. Trapped in my shoebox-sized apartment, I scoured the internet for inspiration, which struck me when I stumbled across a Bob Ross quote compilation video.
We learn to work with what happens."
Bob Ross was a painter, art instructor, and host of the television show The Joy of Painting. The show, which aired from 1983 to 1994, featured 30-minute segments of Ross instructing viewers on how to paint and, more importantly, he taught viewers to paint authentically instead of perfectly.
Sequestered as I was, I found myself irresistibly drawn to the idea of creating imperfect art. So, I resolved to start painting. Of course, I'm not an expert, I've never had any training, but I did learn a thing or two along the way.
Grab your brush and some paint because here's how to start painting as a beginner.
Once your done making your first masterpiece, check out my guide How to Remove Paint From Clothes, since accidents are bound to happen!
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