If you could paint a picture of one thing, what would you paint?

@JenInTN (27565)
United States
March 26, 2010 4:23am CST
I have been missing my hobby very much. It has been November since I have had a paint brush in my hand. I have been thinking about my next project though. I am thinking about painting a church in a country type setting. One of those older beautiful ones. I have also considered a castle which was my original project in Novemeber. My passion is to build my skill level enough to paint people. What would you paint if you could?
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
23 Apr 10
Hi Jen, I'm with you on that = missing my hobby very much. I did gather some acrylics which I am itching to get to. Timing is a factor. lack thereof but also to paint isn't something I can force. I have had some ideas coming to mind though. I think I will be going for a scenic picture, likely a winding road with trees, foliage and such, perhaps a bird or two, butterflies.. not sure. Maybe I will paint my dog in there somewhere, lol. Looking way forward to trying out the acrylics though. It will be my first try. I have done the castle thing and like to continue to do them. As for painting people, that is a skill to be developed. Flesh tones can be tricky. learning that a little goes a long way there. Wishing you well there and lots of fun. I may just start something this week end since it is going to rain and have already decided to spend the week end to myself so to simply relax. Thanks for the post.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
24 Apr 10
I have a friend that paints with acrylics and she loves them. I would like to try one day too. Those and watercolors. I do want to get a good handle on the oils first though. One one hand, the oils take to long to dry but on the other hand, it can be much easier to work with that if I need to. Have a nice weekend!
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
25 Apr 10
Hi Jen, I am, having a nice week end, thank you! I started out doing watercolor, then tried oils. I am now going for the arcrylics and I am pretty sure I found what is going to work best for me. I like the texture but also the vibrant colors. I dislike the oils because of the oil base. It can take a while to dry but we can add excelerators to the paint to help them dry faster or try a fixitant.. if that is the right word. Thank you for your comment.
@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
19 Apr 10
I would like to paint a picture of downtown city with old and new architectures side by side, as this is an unique feature in my city. And of course with trees, parks, commuters and vehicles passing by on the roads. I wonder how I could make it possible because it involves a lot of fine details and good skill. I want to show the interaction between human and his environment.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
24 Apr 10
I bet that would be a lot of fun to paint. I have seen some amazing paintings of downtown scenaries and people throughout. Thanks for the response and take care.
@shibham (17025)
• India
19 Apr 10
hi jen, glad to hear that we have an another common interest. yes, i like art and crate some portraits but now a days i have left to art due to eye problem. would u like to receive your portrait art by me? hahaha. have a nice day. take care.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
24 Apr 10
Sure shibham..lol..I've never had anyone paint me before. Thanks for the response and take care.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
17 Apr 10
I am not an artist, but if I could paint. I would paint a picture of my horse Tyson standing in a beautiful green pasture with a large red barn in the back of it. I would also paint a picture of my beautiful daughters if I could do people paintings. I believe the idea about the church is a great one. I would love to see it.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
18 Apr 10
What color is your horse? I actually did a horse in a pasture with a red barn behind it! You can check out the painting in my discussion on wanting an honest opinion. I love painting now that I have started it. Thanks for the response and take care.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Mar 10
Probably landscapes...
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Landscapes are pretty much what I have started out with. I hope to build up to being able to paint people one day. I am still learning alot about colors and mixing. I have had a lot of fun with it. Thanks for the response.
@CatGods (4595)
• United States
26 Mar 10
I would paint some kind of geometrical abstract in combination with using cats. I'm the type of artist that you would stand there and say OMG what is it??? You will either like it or you will hate it.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Mar 10
Nothing wrong with that. I think that art is mpre specific to the person that paints it anyway. To everyone else it is what they make it. I like art that is not in the norm. Thanks for the response.
@common_man (1799)
• India
26 Mar 10
Hi friend I am too poor in painting but i enjoy paintings a lot. Whenever there is exhibition of painting i go to watch. I enjoy colourful painitngs of sun rise and sunset. If painting were to be my cup of tea, I would have painted some scene of sunsets and sunrises. I always admire good painters. Hope you will be able to colpmete your dream painting project.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
26 Mar 10
i CAN'T PAINT DOODLEY SQUAT. a FRIEND OF MINE HAS BEEN TAKING PAINTING LESSONS & SHE PAINTED A PICTURE OF HER GRANDPARENTS HOUSE THAT IS JUST BEAUTIFUL. iF I COULD PAINT I WOULD PAINT 2 PICTURES, one of each of my grandparents house where they lived when i was growing up. I'd love to have pictures of both of them. Have a great weekend, Jen.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Mar 10
That would be a great picture. I remember my great grand mother's house only vaguely but I remember she had the most beautiful bushes in the front of it. Huge ones. Thanks for responding.
@apresto (127)
• Bulgaria
28 Jun 10
Painting a doplhin is one of my top objects, living I mean. They're so smooth and beautiful, they deserve a big sized painting in my living room, maybe a three riding over ocean's waves, and a sunset in the background would be suitable for their beauty and their mysteriousness.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
28 Jun 10
Sounds like that would be a beautiful painting. My third painting was of just that but it was like someone watching from the beach...there was a palm tree in it too. Seagulls. That dolphin give me a fit..lol...I never thought I would get him right...no wait a minute...it was a whale I painted. Thanks for responding.