Are you new to painting and you would want to create your first painting to be outstanding? Maybe you can try the latest trend right now which is the Paint by Number Kits.
Paint by Number Kits – Are They Legit?
Paint by Numbers are in fact very legit. It has been recreation for many adults. We can even say thay Paint by Number Kits would be the best starting point for those who would like to start painting.
This painting kit can help a beginner’s confidence in painting. It can be their stepping stone as an artist, to start from a guided painting because once the painting is done, it can boost their confidence looking at the finished painting that they did that looks amazingly beautiful.
Even though it is a guided form of an art painting, these sets also let the painter create their own version and masterpiece or make some changes as they paint on the canvass. They can add their finishing touches on the painting that are not on the guidelines, they can add whatever it is that they want on the painting.
What do Paint by Number Kits Include?
Most kits include the following in the package or set:
1 x Canvas
3 x Pens
1 x User Manual
12 x Acrylic Colors
2 x Installation Buckles
2 x Screws
There are so many benefits in selecting paint by numbers when it comes to painting. Even experts find them too relaxing and enjoyable because all you have to do is to follow the numbers and paint using the paint with numbers. It helps relieve stress and any anxiety problems. It somehow has a calming effect on the painter.
Here’s a little history of Paint by Numbers from Wikipedia
“Paint by number or painting by numbers are kits having a board on which light markings to indicate areas to paint, and each area has a number and a corresponding numbered paint to use. The kits come with little compartmentalized boxes where the numbered colour pigments are stored. The users are encouraged to wash the paintbrush every time a new numbered colour is being used. The kits were invented, developed and marketed in 1950 by Max S. Klein, an engineer and owner of the Palmer Paint Company of Detroit, Michigan, and Dan Robbins, a commercial artist.
When Palmer Paint introduced crayons to consumers, they also posted images online for a “Crayon by Number” version.
The first patent for the paint by number technique was filed in 1923.
Paint by number in its popular form was created by the Palmer Show Card Paint Company. The owner of the company approached employee Dan Robbins with the idea for the project. After several iterations of the product, the company in 1951 introduced the Craft Master brand, which went on to sell over 12 million kits. This public response induced other companies to produce their own versions of paint by number. The Craft Master paint kit box tops proclaimed, “A BEAUTIFUL OIL PAINTING THE FIRST TIME YOU TRY.”
In the 1960s, the first images of Mars were completed like a paint by number.
Following the death of Max Klein in 1993, his daughter, Jacquelyn Schiffman, donated the Palmer Paint Co. archives to the Smithsonian Museum of American History. The archival materials have been placed in the museum’s Archives Center where they have been designated collection #544, the “Paint by Number Collection”.
In 1992, Michael O’Donoghue and Trey Speegle organized and mounted a show of O’Donoghue’s paint by number collection in New York City at the Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery. After O’Donoghue’s death in 1994, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History exhibited many key pieces from O’Donoghue’s collection, now owned by Speegle, along with works from other collectors in 2001.
In 2008, a private collector, in Massachusetts assembled over 6,000 paint by number works dating back to the 1950s from eBay and other American collectors to create the Paint By Number Museum, the world’s largest online archive of paint by number works. In 2011, the Museum of Modern Art in New York accepted four early designs of paint by number by Max Klein for its Department of Architecture and Design, donated by Jacquelyn Schiffman.
In May 2011, Dan Robbins and Palmer Paint Products, Inc., together developed and brought to market a new 60th-anniversary paint by number set. This collectors’ set was created in memory of the survivors and those who had lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and depicts the Twin Towers standing in spirit across the Manhattan skyline.”
Painting with numbers could be a fun way to pass the time. You can do it together with your kids that way you can spend quality time with them. You and your kids will definitely appreciate a well-spent time painting side by side especially when both of you are done with the art-work.
It also teaches the painter to be more tolerant and patient. This is because the painter will only be able to see the beautiful outcome once he or she is done painting all the numbers on the canvas.
This artwork can also make painting easy for beginners. Rather than starting from nothing, they will have a guided number that matches the corresponding paints. This form of art makes it accessible almost for anybody. From kids to kids at heart, this could be a fun way to start your journey in painting. It helps create focus and mindfulness too, so start getting one set today and try them out.
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