Expressing yourself through different mediums of arts is a practical way to release emotions and convey a message. If you are not good with drawing, then go with painting as it is easier to brush paints on a canvas. There are several options that you can choose when it comes to painting. You can start with watercolor and then move up to oil paints. Watercolor is easier to apply and has a mild smell than oil paints. Oil painting will require more preparation as you will need to prepare the canvas and prime it with acrylic gesso. Then you will have to keep several painting tools handy as well as other liquid solutions such as linseed oil and other color pigments.
But if you want to skip making and preparing the canvas, there are ready-to-paint canvasses made in different sizes. Artists who want to paint on a larger canvass would rather assemble and prepare their own canvass. Assembling a oil painting canvass has its advantages especially if you have decided on a specific shape and dimension for your work of art. The usual pre-made canvasses you will see in stores are the rectangular and circular ones. But sometimes art supplies stores do not carry all sizes. If you are still a beginner, start with watercolor painting as you can conveniently purchase watercolor paper.
The nice thing about watercolor painting is that the medium and the supplies are cheaper than its oil painting counterparts. It is also easy to apply watercolor paints as you do not need so many painting tools, palettes, and painting knives. Oil paints are not also easy to clean compared to watercolor paints. Practicing with watercolor is fun and easy and soon you will get the hang of it. Once you have practiced your skills in painting, then you can move up to oil painting and read more about it on the internet.
After painting your work of art, the next step is to find a nifty frame for it. Display your work of art in your home instead of purchasing ornamental figurines and unnecessary furniture. Fill up the living space with creations that people will appreciate.