There are many advantages of taking up a hobby. Not only do you find time to spend on your own, you also learn a new skill. What’s more, if you already have some sort of a talent, you can easily develop it. Having a hobby distracts you from your everyday life and brings something different to it. Some people, for example, work out, others dance, do crafts or paint. And this is exactly what we are going to talk about today! We have gathered 100 acrylic painting ideas to fill your spare time with. So, scroll through our gallery and follow our simple step-by-step tutorials to recreate these beautiful works of art.
Acrylic painting ideas to fill your spare time with
What are the benefits of painting?
- Improves your mental health. First and foremost, painting is one of the most relaxing activities. By being super concentrated on the painting itself, physical pain disappears. Moreover, by having your brain occupied by an activity, provides an escape from everyday problems and troubles. Painting is great even for people with serious mental disabilities.
- Boosts your creativity. Is there a need for further explanation? So, what are you going to draw? What colors are you going to use? What shapes are you going to draw? The answers to all of these questions require creativity. Therefore, by painting you push your imagination and creativity to the maximum.
- Form of self-expression. Many people nowadays have trouble expressing their feelings, thoughts and emotions verbally. Which is where painting or drawing comes in. This art is a form of self-expression. Every line that you draw, every color you use tells the story of the way you were feeling at the moment of painting.
By playing with different color combinations you improve your creativity
4. Improves self-confidence and develops your will power. There is always that moment when something just isn’t working out. Maybe you can’t figure it out, or you are at some sort of a dead end. Needless to say, that also happens while you are painting. You don’t give up, though, you keep mixing colors, and try to solve the problems in order to achieve the best results. This teaches you to persevere and have the will to go on. And by seeing the final result and feeling this sense of accomplishment, you realise that perseverance is very important.
5. Makes you appreciate the little things. In every painting there are some small details that you need to add in order to achieve the desired effect. This makes you more aware of your surroundings and the little things in life that you may have missed before. And, trust us, they are very important.
Take a look at our gallery and step-by-step tutorials of gorgeous acrylic painting ideas and try to do as many as you can yourself
Beautiful painting of a snowy mountain landscape, which is actually not very difficult to recreate
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Every famous artist had a muse
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Why not have your doggo be your muse
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