View Full Version : Why do you Paint?
09-09-2009, 04:11 PM
stress? love? talent? addicted? Just curious why some people paint or how they got started painting?
09-10-2009, 09:49 AM
i'm not a professional artist, but I find myself paining or writing when I'm very emotional and I have a strong feeling about something. I guess I use paining as a medium to express my emotions and to "vent" out stress. Painting relaxes me and it's so interesting to see how my style changes in different emotional states.
09-11-2009, 03:37 PM
Why people paint? Mmmm... Addiction?! Thats a good one, havent heart this answer before - but in a strange way - makes sense. I think if we will call it an addiction- its deffinately an addiction of a heart!!!!
What other art related things can you call an addiction?
09-11-2009, 03:48 PM
I think it is definitely different for everyone. I do think stress, addiction, emotions they all play a factor. For me, I love to create, and I love the feeling of creating. I paint or write to get all the energy and thoughts I have out, to form something new and positive.
09-11-2009, 04:51 PM
I paint to display the way my mind thinks. I like to visually create what is that I am envisioning my mind. Not only does this allow me to vent my thoughts and ideas, it does relax me as well. I think it's interesting to hear everyones motivations and inspirations.
09-16-2009, 09:52 AM
I don't think my reasons are so lofty. :o
I pretty much just like the accomplishment I feel after finishing something after weeks of work.
09-16-2009, 04:27 PM
Do you paint to "vent" and reliese the certain emotions? I know many artists do that - I never ever could.... I have to be focus and in the moment one hundred percent of the time to create.
12-01-2009, 12:43 PM
because it exercises my brain and I enjoy problem solving.. and it's something i've always had a liking and talent for.
12-04-2009, 01:39 PM
I can't paint, too 2 dimensional
01-20-2010, 09:06 AM
I tend to paint when I get mad... Strange, I never thought of that! I think some of my best stuff comes out of passion... one way or another! I think you have to be passionate about something to make it work!
12-27-2011, 08:09 PM
I just love to paint and to draw, i'm kind of addicted to painting. I only can paint when i'm in a good mood, when i'm in love for instance. I've painted on everythig, on clothes, walls, furniture. once, I even painted on food but that was just for fun.
That sounds great.Painting gives me immense pleasere too.Nature painting is my most favorite topic as i can attach close to nature and express through paintings.
painting the town your favorite color
01-13-2012, 08:49 AM
Painting isn't really an emotional release for me as much as writing is. I get inspired by others' paintings and it makes me want to try things and complete a painting with a technique or style that I've been thinking about. I love painting and like someone else said, the feeling of accomplishment in seeing a completed piece after hours of work. I don't really paint to make people think or react strongly. I'm happy with a piece if it portrays skill and makes people like looking at it. I paint to produce pieces of art that people would love to put on their walls.
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