Benefits of Painting as a Hobby

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Since childhood, I have seen my father painting on huge canvas sheets. Though he is not a professional artist but my Daddy is very much passionate about painting. My intense bond with my father made me fall in love with colours, brushes, papers, pallets etc. Daddy says finding a creative outlet keeps our mind strong while expanding our horizons. Painting provides us fun and enjoyment.
My teacher at school also says that the primary benefits of the painting are promoting our mental health and improving the overall quality of our life.

Today let us discuss some of the benefits of painting:

1. Helps Us To Communicate:
Painting helps us to communicate in a different and personal language. It can offer immense benefit to those who face problems to communicate or express themselves through words for shyness, autism or other such problems. Our paintings sometimes reflect the inner feelings and show what we feel about the world and the beauty around us.

2. Offers Relaxation:
Many people struggle with stress and anxiety and eventually develop mental health issues. Painting provides an emotional release and positively isolates from reality. This generates relaxation and happiness and ultimately lowering the stress level.

3. Creates A Positive Attitude:
When we create a beautiful painting, it encourages a more optimistic attitude toward life. It enhances the development of our personality, self-esteem and our approach towards life. A more positive attitude helps us stay happy and healthy.

4. Develops Problem-Solving Abilities And Motor Skills:
Painting develops our critical thinking abilities. While we are engaged in a painting process, our artistic vision evolves and we eventually develop problem-solving skills. We need to think conceptually to arrive at a solution and painting lets us think in a more clear way. As we learn to hold a pencil or a brush it develops our motor skills by regulating the hand movements and stimulating the brain connections at the same time.

5. Nurtures Emotion:
Painting is often suggested as a treatment for patients who have suffered painful psychological conditions. When we pour our emotions through painting it creates a harmony between our heart and the mind. The visualization and relaxation obtained through painting nurture our emotional and spiritual self.
Daddy tells me that making sketches or painting are very helpful for children as well as for grown-ups. It helps us to relax from the day to day stress of modern lifestyle. I regularly attend painting classes and it gives me lots of fun. I also learn many new things. I can experiment with colours, brushes and papers and create something new and beautiful. Even when I am home, during my leisure time I sit with brush and colour pallet to paint something which my heart suggests. My Mommy and Daddy appreciate my work and they always provide support and encouragement to everything I do.

My First Painting

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my first painting

When I was small I used to see my father paint on huge canvas papers. At the beginning, I couldn’t understand what he used to scribble on the white papers but gradually as I grew up, I started to learn that my father paints. Though he is not a professional artist but Daddy tells me that he paints because painting is his passion. At first, I didn’t like the colours but my intense bond with my Daddy made me love the colours, the white papers, the brushes, the pallet and other stuff.

Our store room was at a corner of the backyard.One day, I suddenly thought of going there to see my dad’s paintings. As soon as I entered the room I was dumbstruck to see all the arrangements. It was like a heaven around there. The paintings were all over the walls. Some were coloured in blue, some in black, somewhere multicoloured and much more. The pictures were so appealing and heart soothing that I felt like staying there for the whole day. I was looking for a white page when suddenly I got clashed with the colour bottles and the colours splashed over his drawings. I got so tensed that I started crying. Soon my father came into the room and he started to console me. He was not upset that I splashed colours on the canvases but was happy that I entered the room to see his work. That weekend he brought me a new set of colours, pallets, and brushes. He also told me that he would not mind if I didn’t like to paint.

I sat at one corner of the room and started to scribble on the sheet of paper. I sat for almost two hours but couldn’t do anything other than the haphazard lines that I drew. I messed up the paper and made it the untidiest one. I was upset that I couldn’t make something like my daddy. I went to Daddy and showed him my painting, though I knew that it was the worst painting but for my daddy, it was the best painting forever. He told me that he loved it so much and later he framed it and stuck it on one of the walls of his studio. I was overwhelmed with joy that my painting was stuck on the walls. That was the first day when I started my painting. Those lines were the best lines in my life because of Daddy who made it so special. His encouragement uplifted me and made me love this art form.

I am proud to have a Daddy like him, who supported me, encouraged my paintings and never forced me to follow his style of paintings. He always tells me that, just follow what your heart suggests you do. The more you will love to paint the fast you will get to know about your environment. Daddy tells me to paint my heart out. This will give me peace.His golden words touched my heart and now I paint anytime whenever I feel like.