Quite a number of people on social media groups are asking themselves: where can I find paintings on numbers on canvas and what do they represent?
So we decided to tell you more about this hobby that millions of people love.
What is a painting on numbers?
Everyone knows what coloring books for kids are. Well, the numbered paintings are, in fact, the same thing, except that in the middle of each section that the surface of the canvas is divided, there is a number corresponding to the color and shade of the paint. However, when you buy a painting by numbers set, you don’t have to worry about paints. These, like other tools and accessories, must be included in such a painting set.
The painting technique was invented by Leonardo da Vinci. But for the first time, Americans have faced the problem of choosing a painting on numbers on canvas. The idea of numbered painting was invented in 1951 by entrepreneur Max Klein and artist Denis Robinson. Thanks to their efforts, anyone who does not have the skills, knowledge and talent for drawing can become the author of a painting with full rights.
In Europe, paintings by numbers became popular in the early 1970s, in the 1990s – in South Korea and China, and at the beginning of this century, in Southeast Europe. Today, this hobby is at its peak because the cost of the set is available to everyone.
Number paintings differ in:
- canvas material – varieties of canvas fabric, plain or textured cardboard, cotton canvas, watercolor paper;
- the lack or need to fix the support alone and to spread the canvas on it;
- type of paints – acrylic, oil, tempera, watercolor, liquid watercolor, gouache;
- number, size and material of the brush pad (depending on the type of paint);
- paint packaging – separate or welded containers, tubes;
- presence or absence of tools and auxiliary materials – easel, palette, protective varnish, oil for painting, solvent, glue, water bottle;
- the packaging of the kit itself – cardboard box, sealed packaging in dense cellophane without box.
Choosing a numbered painting on canvas will also help you understand that such sets differ in the level of complexity of the details, tricks, and drawing techniques.
For beginners, we recommend buying sets with acrylic paints. It does not smell, it does not dry if it stays in the packaging for a long time, and the works painted with acrylic paints dry quickly and do not fade. Everyone can paint with acrylic without any problems. Even children over the age of 5 will cope with this activity with the help of their parents.
How to choose the theme of painting on numbers?
You already know how to choose a painting on numbers on canvas, given the complexity of working with paints. Here are some tips on how to choose a numbered painting by theme. Decide what you like best:
- paintings-copies of famous artists;
- seas and oceans;
- landscapes (urban, marine, rural, nature);
- portraits and images with people;
- for adults and children;
- religious themes;
- romantic themes;
When giving a set of paintings on numbers, you need to consider the age and preferences of the recipient. For a little child, choose the right theme, a small number of shades, large sectors of coloring.
How do you paint a painting on numbers?
How to choose a painting on numbers on canvas, so that the creative process is not hard work, but a pleasure? For beginners, it is better to work with acrylics and gouache. Watercolors, oil paints and tempera require a minimum of knowledge and skills. You will also find detailed instructions in the contents of the set to paint a numbered painting on canvas.
And yet, do not rush to spend money on a special stand – a tripod easel. Hand-painting in the air, in a position where the elbow or forearm does not rest on the table, requires a certain skill and not everyone can do it. For example, young children, teenagers and the elderly are encouraged to paint the picture on numbers placing it on the table. Young people and middle-aged people can try to paint like real artists – putting the painting on a tripod easel.
How and where to hang your finished numbered painting?
There are many variables to consider here. It should be assessed in advance how the theme of the painting will be appropriate in a particular interior, if the color of the walls and the painting can be combined, what is the lighting of the place where the finished work is planned to be hung.
Where can you find a painting of numbers on canvas? You can easily choose in our online store. Use simple and intuitive search systems and filters. In addition, when you purchase a numbered painting on canvas from us, you can choose discounted paintings and benefit from discounts when purchasing the necessary related products.