During the pandemic we discussed Painting by Numbers: From how much fun it can be to the skills needed to do it well. Complete just a few pictures and readily see the progress you have made.
We have a great range of designs for you to try your hand at. Come into the shop in Market Place Leicester to see for yourself.
Is painting by numbers art?
What Gadsbys’ experts said
If you are asking whether Painting by Numbers is Art you may be missing the point. We addressed many more detailed points on the topic in our earlier article on the subject – Painting by numbers.
Bottom line – it is fun!
The bottom line really is it is FUN. Whether you are a competent artist looking for relaxation – some time away from original painting, or a novice Painting by numbers is just FUN.
We have had people in the shop buying a design who have been told they need to work their fine motor muscles in their hand as a way to recover from some issue. We have kids buying for parents and grandparents and vice versa. Everyone, from any walk of life, can experience the fun of painting and seeing a recognisable finished piece emerging before their eyes.
Give it a go. Paints and Brush are supplied with the kit so there is nothing more that you need to get started.
What AI (chat.openai.com) said
Question asked was Why is painting by numbers art?
Painting by numbers is a form of art that involves filling in numbered areas on a canvas with specific colors of paint to create a finished image. Some people may argue that it is not a true form of art because the image is predetermined and the artist is simply following instructions. However, there are several reasons why painting by numbers can be considered a form of art:
- Creativity: Even though the image is predetermined, the artist still has some creative input in terms of how they choose to apply the paint and blend the colors. Each artist can bring their own unique style and interpretation to the finished image.
- Skill: Painting by numbers requires skill and precision to ensure that the colors are applied correctly and the lines are neat and clean. It can take time and practice to develop the necessary skills to create a high-quality finished product.
- Relaxation: Painting by numbers can be a relaxing and meditative activity that allows the artist to focus on the present moment and forget about their worries and stresses. This can be a valuable form of self-care and mental health support.
- Accessibility: Painting by numbers kits are widely available and affordable, making them a popular choice for people who want to try their hand at art but may not have the time, resources, or confidence to pursue other forms of art.
Overall, while painting by numbers may not be as open-ended or freeform as other forms of art, it still requires skill, creativity, and can be a valuable form of artistic expression and relaxation.
The above is the unedited output from chat.openai.com on 3rd April 2023 to the leading question: Why is painting by numbers art?