Painting is an expression of emotions. One paints his/her feelings, moods as well as sentiments. Painting is application of paints that depicts one’s inner self. Painting has many forms and modes. Drawing, gestures, compositions, narrations are various modes of paintings. Painting involves different surfaces like walls, paper, canvas, wood and glass. Further, it is of different types viz; oil painting, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, hot wax or encaustic, fresco, gouache, enamel, spray mint, tempera and digital painting…the list is endless.The world has witnessed some really great painters like Leonardo da Vinci who was a renaissance painter, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso of Spain, Paul Cezanne of France and many more of such great talent. India also has a large number of great painters, acclaimed all over the world for their talent. Some of them are M.F. Husain, Raja Ravi Verma, Rabindranath Tagore and ManjitBawa.
Painting can be pursued as a pastime or a hobby. Painting is like a stress-buster, it helps people release themselves of their stress. Adopting painting as a hobby is a great idea to express your thoughts.It enables a painter to bring forth his/her ideas, dreams and thoughts. This is well exemplified by Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings, which played a significant role during the period of Renaissance in Europe. That’s why children are encouraged to paint and draw from a very young age.
While many people love to paint on their own, others like to collect paintings. Art lovers visit art galleries and art exhibitions. People with good taste in art admire good paintings and very easily decipher what exactly the painter is trying to express in his painting. Moreover, a given painting could be interpreted in many ways by different people. People collect wall paintings to decorate their houses as they make homes look lovely and lively.