It is easy to take painting too seriously. It should be a fun and enjoyable hobby, not a chore. Sometimes the creative drive can lead artists to obsess over their work. While this may end up, resulting in an exceptional painting, it also tends to spoil the fun of the process. There are several things painters can do to ensure their enjoyment does not dwindle.
Paint In A Social Environment
Painting alone is often not nearly as fun as doing so with friends. Social painting helps to create a more laid back and lighthearted atmosphere. The main purpose will be to simply have a good time rather than create a decent finished product.
Try Out Different Styles
Painting in the same style over and over again can grow stale. Luckily there is a wide range of different ones to choose from. Each artistic movement throughout history has had their own dominant colour schemes, techniques and philosophies. Trying out several of them will help keep paint feeling fresh and fun.
Do Not Be Afraid To Start Over
Often one of the causes of obsessive painting is trying not to make any mistakes. However, if the painter instead welcomes the chance to start over, they will not be as worried about making minor errors. This should alleviate some of the pressure.
Use New Tools
It is not just a good idea to try out new styles. Replacing the painting tools themselves will also keep things fresh. The painter may want to change the texture of the canvas or the type of paint used.
Paint To An Interesting Brief
Usually, the level of fun will depend on the reasons for painting. It is worth starting a new project based on an exciting brief. It will help inspire creativity and think outside the box.