Some people pick up painting naturally some people don’t. No matter what type of people you are. You can definitely pick up a brush and paint and try your hand at painting. Becoming a painter requires a lot of creativity. Some do it for arts, some do it for fun, some make a living out of it. Your reasons won’t matter as much for as long as you have the interest with it. Anybody can be a painter.  


How do you become a painter really. Do you just pick up a paint brush and you are one. Do you have to create great works of art and be acknowledge. Are you still a painter even if all you do is paint in walls? It doesn’t matter where you paint and how you do it. Creativity and a passion for it makes you a painter.   

What kind of painter are you?   

That is the question you have to answer, there are many types of medium of painting you can use with so it is important if you decide which one you’re going to be. The most popular is the acrylic, oil or the watercolor. If you are undecided you can try all three.   


As a painter you should have supplies. Painting supplies can be expensive. So it is important that you take the time to research, to inform yourself so you know what is the best thing you can use for what medium. Each medium has a respective type of paper or canvass that you can use with to get the best results.   


As discussed above, supplies can be very expensive so take the time to maintain the equipment you use. This will allow you to buy other supplies that you need because you can use your paint brushes that you maintained.  


Study what works best for you. You can lean on a medium more but it is important that you still study the other mediums and see what works best for you. There are no restrictions in arts, only that you explore the creativity inside you. You don’t have to put yourself inside a box that is actually killing your creativity. That is limiting yourself and not allowing yourself to grow and learn more as an artist.  

Practice Practice Practice  

You should practice your skills even if you can only paint well a stick figure. By practicing diligently it will allow you to improve and grow as an artist. Don’t be afraid to commit mistakes there are no definitive ways on how to paint. Strokes and lines and styles can all come later just start even if you’re full of doubt just start.   

Be Inspired  

Keep the inspiration, keep yourself motivated. There are times when you feel like you don’t feel like it and there are nothing fun coming out of anything. Just pick up the brush and force yourself, you don’t have to stop painting just because you aren’t inspired. Take a walk, draw inspiration somewhere else. We are a bubbling froth of inspiration so keep it flowing.