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What is paint by number for adults ?

You probably used to love painting when you were a child, discovering and mixing colors to get new ones. Why did you stop? Painting is known as a great activity to release stress and calm anxiety.

Paint By Numbers is a great way for anyone who enjoys painting to paint and to be good at it. All you need to do is to paint the numbers with the right colors to discover a beautiful design. On top of being recognized as a therapeutic activity, you will create a beautiful decoration for your home, made by you. The paint used in our paint kits for adults is acrylic because it is more practical to paint with it on canvas, and great result is guaranteed.

This activity is great for everyone, absolutely no experience needed, and all levels can join. You just need to follow the lines and paint inside the defined zones. Some areas might be exceedingly small and some a little bit bigger which is the challenge of it. The more you get into it, the harder you can choose your painting to become.

What are the benefits of painting by numbers for adults?

There are a myriad of benefits that adults can get from paint by numbers. Aside from the obvious boost of creativity, it is a sure-fire way to relax and relieve yourself from stress and anxiety. It increases dopamine activity in your brain, and therefore, improves your happiness level and overall well-being.

Like any other type of art and craft, it stimulates neural connections too. Painting is a multi-sensory activity. It’s a brain exercise that activates all your senses. Brain exercises are known to boost memory functions. Research suggests that those who engage in creative and artistic activities are less prone to developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

What are the best paint by numbers for adults?

Our best paint by numbers for adults are split into different categories. From vintage paintings to modern art, self-portraits to the animal kingdom, the best paint by number for you is the one you are most interested in and will enjoy working on the most. Find one that suits your interest and skill level.

Vintage paint by number sets

In the paint-by-numbers universe, different thematics exist. The vintage paint by numbers kits are very important because of their history and the origin of it. In the mid-’50s in the US, paint by numbers was an incredibly trendy movement and activity for the Americans. Half the population would decorate their home with a painting that was made with a paint by numbers kit. 

Even more interesting, an exhibition was put in place to show all the different kinds of paint by numbers made then. Let’s just put it like this: it was a big thing. 

So you might wonder, what is a vintage paint by number then? It’s all the subjects that take you down memory lane and remind you of these retro-style painting moments. The colonial period was extremely popular within the painting by number universe half a century ago. 

Vintage can be perceived as an old-fashioned style of decoration and painting, that brings you nostalgia in the images and tones used. 

Vintage also means the in winemaking that the grapes were all collected within the same year, this is also the reason why you will find many paintings representing wines and grapes with neutral and darker tones. 

Animal kingdom to paint

Animals paint by numbers is a collection that includes all the different species from the animal kingdom available to paint by numbers.  

The animal kingdom is known for its beautiful and rich diversity, from the birds in your garden to the wild African safari, you can paint a great variety of these cute creatures. 

Birdwatching is a fabulous activity to discover the hidden life of the birds, for this reason, a dedicated collection is attributed to these fascinating animals. You have the opportunity to recreate these unique and precious moments in a painting. 

Life at the farm is also a thematic that is magical and amazing to reproduce on a painting, different paint by numbers are available to recreate this relaxed and quiet atmosphere found in the countryside. These landscapes are filled with cows grazing in a field and horses running freely. 

Exotic animals are fascinating, unfortunately, for most of us, these creatures can’t be seen in our everyday life. This is why the exotic wildlife collection is ideal for any lion lovers or elephant 

Paint by numbers flowers

Flowers have been a prominent subject of painting for a very long time. Flowers paint by numbers have been mastered by the most prestigious artists of the history of art. They’ve been represented in many different forms, from plants in a field to a fresh bouquet in a vase, flowers are fascinating by their beauty and their wide range of colors. 

The great variety that exists within the flowers intensifies that fascination. From Monet’s passion for Poppies to van Gogh's love of sunflowers, flowers never stop amazing us. Throughout history, there’s always been this fascination for flowers in all their diversity. 

The painting of still-life is something very popular among art lovers. Vincent van Gogh would draw the subtility of the irises in different of his works. From Manet’s Bouquet of Flowers to Bouquet of Roses by Renoir, all the biggest artists have revisited that subject. 

Landscape paintings

Nature has always been a subject that has inspired artists from all around the world. The iconic Claude Monet would initiate the plain-air painting, spending hours surrounded by fields and countryside to capture the beauty and the light of it. 

Landscapes paint by numbers is a magnificent way to revisit all these artists' great masterpieces. Nature is a beautiful inspiration for any art lover, the variety of landscapes that you can find all over the globe makes it very unique and special at the same time. Landscapes paint kits regroup a large selection of different nature, the beautiful mountains in the early hours or the quiet sea in the late afternoon, they all reflect the splendid beauty of our world. 

Famous painters

Art has always been a big part of our history; it is a way to see how contemporaries perceived their era and the world around them. Art is how the artists and authors express their imagination and the way they represent their surroundings during their life. Famous paintings in paint by numbers are a way of representing that.

Vincent van Gogh’s tumultuous life has been depicted in his correspondence with his brother, Theo. Art analysts have debated for a long time to try to understand the mental state of the artist. Van Gogh is a genius and one of the pioneers of Dutch impressionism. His art has evolved greatly following his mindset and his vision of the world. You can relive these incredible paintings with van Gogh paint by numbers.  

The famous Claude Monet’s iconic Water Lilies series is known as one of the most prestigious impressionist collections. Monet is considered as the pioneer of the French impressionist movement with his painting showed in a Paris exhibition, named ‘Impression, Sunrise’, this exhibition will later be known as the "Exhibition of the Impressionists". Claude will paint a series of 6 paintings that will revolutionize the art world and create a real He would capture the light and the shadow of nature and the landscapes to then reproduce it into what he would perceive it as. A good way to get familiar with the impressionist movement is with Monet Paint By Numbers.

If you are familiar with the world of art and the history of it, you would know that Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most influential painters of his time and of the world. The painter was known for the prestigious Mona Lisa and the Last Supper that lead to the mystery of the da Vinci code books and movies. 

Pablo Picasso is the father of the cubism movement and is famous for the particularly engaged Guernica painting. Guernica was painted in 1937 and was more than a painting, it was an engagement from Picasso against the bombardment by the Germans of the Guernica village and was a protest against the war (Spanish Civil War and later the second world war). Picasso brilliantly captured the spirit of the massacre and represented in this chef-d’oeuvre. 

What makes a painting a portrait?

A portrait is a painting or photograph or any artistic representation of identity, whether it is a person, a group of people, or an animal. Historically, a portrait of a woman depicts beauty and modesty. While that of a man often symbolizes power and status. The best portraits, however, are not just visual representations of the subject. Amazing images are those that invoke emotion and tells the story of a person. The best portraits are those that truly captures the essence of the subject. 

The most famous portraits of all time like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt does exactly those. Portraits immortalize their subjects for more than a lifetime!

Our paint by number portraits collection includes a variety of portrait subjects that suits all level of expertise! 

Do you have Abstract and Modern templates?

Yes, we do! Abstract painting is not an easy art; but with our abstract paint by numbers, you can practice and learn the basics of abstract painting, quickly and easily. 

The beginning of Abstract Art can be traced back to Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Cubism movements; when artists began to realize that art can be nonrepresentational. Meaning, you do not always have to paint an apple as an apple. Instead, you can use color, shapes, lines, and patterns to represent an apple. Essentially, Abstract Art is separating from any literal, representational reference points that make the art. It is art in free form. 

On another hand, modern art is an artists’ portrayal of a subject as it exists in the real world based on his own unique perspective. It is an art as an artist sees it. Our modern paint by numbers templates capture the real essence of modern art as expressed by their artist.

How difficult are adults paint by numbers?

Beginner paint sets

An easy paint by numbers for adult is a paint set that is made with fewer details and with bigger spaces to paint. This way, it takes less time and less precision to complete your artwork. 

Painting by number is a very fun activity to do on your own or with your family. Although it is an activity that is open to everyone, there are different difficulty levels. 

In paint kits like these, the difficulty resides in the number of spaces and how big these spaces are, the easier the set is, the easier the pattern will be, the final product won’t be affected by the level of difficulty and you will still create a stunning painting made by you.  

Difficult canvases for experienced artists

Take your painting skills to an all-new level with our advanced paint by numbers collection. If you are looking for a challenge, this collection is for you. It is the best way to practice more advanced techniques by learning how shading works or how adding more texture to painting should be done without the stress of starting from scratch. 

Difficult canvases usually take more work, time, and effort, but it is nonetheless rewarding. They shouldn’t be rushed, and you probably won’t finish it in one sitting. The goal is to just fully immerse yourself in your project so you can forget about all your life worries. The beautiful end product is just icing on top for everyone else to admire and for you to celebrate. 

No mixing required to start your masterpiece

Each paint by numbers art kit comes with a set of paint numbered according to each area that you will color using them. They are all pre-mixed and have the exact pigmentation and tone already that you need to complete your painting. There’s no mixing required. If they are thicker than they should, as some sometimes get thick because of temperature changes, you can just thin them out with a few drops of water until you gain the right consistency. 

Just apply the corresponding paint on each area to cover the numbers. In case the paint is not covering enough, you can always apply a second coat, as there should be more than enough paint. There’s plenty for you to use, but just don’t get carried away. 

Once you’ve prepped your work area already, you can start painting right away!

What artwork size is available for senior paint by number kits?

Our canvas templates come in both small and large sizes. Whether you’re already an enthusiast or still new to the craft, the size is a matter of preference. While others like to start with a small canvas so they can test how it works for them first, others like working on a larger canvas to start so they have a bigger area to work on. Our smallest paint by numbers kits is 12x16in / 30x40cm in size.

We also have a variety of large paint by numbers that will make sure to bring out the artist within you! It is like the easy way of creating your own masterpiece. Better yet, it is the first step towards creating your own masterpiece. We have XL custom paintings up to 27.5inx55in (70x140cm). Our biggest regular paintings are 16inx32in (40x80cm).