I started my maternity leave at 36 weeks pregnant, which gave me a good 4 weeks to indulge in all my hobbies before the arrival of the baby. I took out my art supplies and did a lot of watercolor and acrylic painting following tutorials on Instagram and YouTube.
I am a complete newbie at this. The funny thing is I only got a set of primary colors, so you can imagine my struggle every time I wanted a different shade. I was googling things like “how to create green from red color“. 😅
One important lesson I learned from reading articles on how to start painting is – do not wait for the perfect art material. Start with whatever is at hand and then slowly build from there. Although, I did buy basic acrylic and watercolor paper because the normal paper would shrink and colors might not look as you expect them too.
Here’s a bunch of painting ideas for you to get started. 😊
Let me know which one you liked the most. I share all my artworks on Instagram – @paperandprose. Come say hello. 🙂
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