Painting is generally viewed as an expression of emotions and ideas put down on a surface by applying color or any other medium using a brush. Painting has existed for a long time, the oldest known existence of painting are the Grotte Chauvet in France that is roughly 32,000 years old.
They are painted using a mixture of red ocher and a black pigment, portraying animals like horses and lions including possible stick figures representing human beings. Painting was generally used to preserve history and events until photography was invented. Painting has always been considered as a way of expressing one’s self and is a very common art form.
For you to start painting, you need the following essentials.1. Surface to paint on, your art has to have a solid base to preserve your painting. Art needs to be kept at good conditions because they are a representation of the artist, his ideas, views and even feelings.
You therefore have to ensure you use the best surface to preserve your art.2. The medium used, there are a lot of mediums an artist can decide to use to best show his/her painting.
This mediums are acrylic, watercolor, oil, fresco, ink, casein and so much more. The choice of medium is entirely for the painter to decide, factors to consider may include; what your comfortable with, limitations of different mediums, and purpose of the paint.3. The last key element, as you have probably already figured out, is the artist.
The artist, in this case, being you, try to find your form and trust yourself. When it comes to painting there is no right or wrong way of doing something. Figure out in your mind what you want to showcase to the world and simply put it down. Anyone can make a great painting as long as you believe in yourself, plus painting is meant to be fun.