5 Reasons Why I Love Art and Painting

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you probably know that I am learning software programming and stuff. Most people who know me take me as a nerd because of a number of reasons: I am good in studies, I type even my blog posts in IDE (it’s where you write program code) and maybe because I often say “Hello” as print(“Hello”) (Is that bad?).
Now don’t judge me too harshly; even a guy like me has creative hobbies – one of them is art, drawing & painting – and that’s what Wall of Wonders is all about. So why not today I share with you all, the top five reasons for which I love art so much!

5. It prompts you to take up the challenge

Creating an admirable work of art is not that easy. Giving shape and colors to what is on your mind – it’s a challenge you have to accomplish. Every artist takes this challenge up and proceeds through the adventurous journey of creating the artwork he always wanted to relish.

Ferocious Tiger by Olga Shvartsur
Ferocious Tiger by Olga Shvartsur

4. You learn to observe minutely

Many artists draw inspiration from their surroundings – designs, color-combinations or subjects. So, art makes you look at the world differently. You tend to see things which you could never see before, even if they were always present just there!

Two Ladybugs in Daisy by Tiberiu Soos
Two Ladybugs in Daisy by Tiberiu Soos

3. You forget your worries

Believe it or not, the moment you indulge deep into your artwork your thoughts change, your emotions change and the universe changes around you. Your worries are ghosts, man! You are the creator – the God of the world which you are building on the blank, white sheet in front of you.

A Spoonful of Sugar by Alfredo Rodríguez
A Spoonful of Sugar by Alfredo Rodríguez

2. You cross the barrier of language and culture

“If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”
~ Edward Hopper

Art is one of the most efficient media to share ideas and information. Through art, you can show your dreams to the world, which you cannot express in words. Art is a universal language, like smile – cultures and languages pose no barrier to it.

Ms. Fegi by Rachelle Dyer
Ms. Fegi by Rachelle Dyer

1. You can be proud of yourself

The feeling of creating something good is beyond explanation. Adoring that artwork you completed this weekend is a great way to build self esteem. What more? You can show it to people, impress your friends, post it on your blog just like I do and see what your readers have to say.
The moments shared between you and your art are awesome moments. Remember, if it feels like you make art, you are an artist!

Practice Art by Suchismita Jenny Bar
Practice Art by Suchismita Jenny Bar

0. You don’t always have to follow the rules – Oh, I just demonstrated that!

There are good artists who just work without a plan. Or artists who manage to make something brilliant even if the “plan” fails. Sometimes, even a mistake made while painting may lead to the creation of your next masterpiece… So we don’t care much about regulations and protocols in art. Just one thing is necessary – it should be fun.

Sphinx's Day Off by Sandara
Sphinx’s Day Off by Sandara

Creator or spectator, art intrigues all of us. What are your views about art and creativity? Don’t forget to mention them in comments.

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52 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why I Love Art and Painting

  1. I wish I could paint easily 🙂 I did painting course and I think I could do it but I am not a natural painter – always love your images and your images choice here 🙂 Good selection!

  2. I couldn’t agree more on the words of wisdom expressed. Art does indeed intrigue all of us and that is a fact. Many people have a passion for art and this passion is revealed in these people’s artwork or the way they perceive a piece of art. Artists everywhere are extremely challenged to produce an artwork that reflects their personalities and interests. It takes a massive amount of concentration and anticipation to succeed at bringing forth a fascinating art piece. It’s also quite hard to start off from nothing and wait for anything to trigger an interest in order for the inspirations of your drawings or paintings to come to life. As the artwork is finally initiated, the artist must specialize in observing the minutely details of the piece. As indicated the creator of the art piece must develop accuracy and precision in order to create the artwork they intended to bring to life. Conjointly, when the artist’s brush or pencil touches the paper or canvas the world dissapears and all the worries carried by the artist seem to vanish as the painting or drawing are being created. Along with the peacefulness art brings, it also creates a sense of expressing yourself, however, not by words but by the creation of a beautiful piece of art. Once and for all, when the art is flawlessly mastered a majestic feeling fills the artist so that they can be proud of themselves for what they’ve produced.

  3. you are welcome every since i was little i have always loved art i think it bring out the best in people and tells you what the like when i am doing art i don’t think i just do it and alot of people says it looks amazing or good . what do you like about it

    1. True, it is an elegant transformation from fluid creativity to solid work of art, which brings out the best in people!
      I really like the feeling of accomplishing something great when I create a new painting or sketch! Same goes for building a software though – it’s also art for me 😀

  4. i feel the same way when i do art i feel amazing and when i look at it it makes me happy to know i created that what do you feel like when you do art? and what made you want to start doing art ?

    1. It’s really an exciting feeling… Also, I feel curious about how people will like it when I post it here! I was always attached to art. I started very early, at the age of 4 or 5… 😀

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