Things to Paint – 10 Good Things To Paint – From Beginners to Advanced

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Table of Contents

1 Things to Paint – A Lovely Leafy Tree

2 Things to Paint – A Peaceful Seascape

3 Things to Paint – A Wave Collapsing

4 Things to Paint – The Home You Grew Up In

5 Things to Paint – A Self Portrait of You as a Kid

6 Things to Paint – Your Own Eye and Eyebrow

7 Things to Paint – Your Own Bedroom

8 Things to Paint – A Night Sky

9 Things to Paint – Still Life

10 Things to Paint – Cherry Blossoms

Sometimes we all get a block about things to paint. We want to start right with good things to paint but it’s easy to go blank. Here are our best tips for dealing with painter’s block by giving you multiple ideas for things to paint. Not just things to paint, really good things to paint, and super fun things to paint.

Things to Paint – Cherry Blossoms in Spring

1 Things to Paint – A Lovely Leafy Tree

First up we have a lovely summery leafy tree. What better symbol of growth and beauty than a tree in the spring or summer time? If you would like a specific set by step tutorial on how to draw a tree, have a look at our blogpost here:

As Mary Oliver says about trees in the famous poem, ’When I Am Among the Trees,’ ‘they give off such hints of gladness,/ I would almost say they save me, and daily.’ Trees are well worth painting for your own sense of wellbeing if nothing else. 

2 Things to Paint – A Peaceful Seascape

It’s much easier to paint a seascape which is a calm mass of blue than to paint one where the waves are more prominent. It takes some technical skill to capture all those crests and oceanic folds. Also it makes for a more peaceful picture to bring a calming element to any room. Seascape art is a particular favourite of this blog, and a peaceful seascape is a winner for artists at all levels.

Things to Paint – A Peaceful Seascape

3 Things to Paint – A Wave Collapsing

If you focus in on one wave rather than multiple ones you can really have fun painting it. Use some surfing pictures for inspiration if necessary, and try to paint a wave which is in a state of motion, collapsing beautifully over itself. 

4 Things to Paint – The Home You Grew Up In

A little nostalgic for sure, but still such a lovely creative exercise in painting. It may be that your parents still live in the home you grew up in, or that your family has moved on from your early days, but either way it’s a fantastic subject for a painting. It’s always best to paint what you know and love, and few places have the resonance of your childhood home. Tissues on standby. 

5 Things to Paint – A Self Portrait of You as a Kid

Although you might have to go on a hunt for a picture like this, it’s well worth the effort because it’s such a good exercise for artists at all levels. Portraiture is a real skill and an important rite of passage for artists. 

6 Things to Paint – Your Own Eye and Eyebrow

Number 5 leads naturally on to Number 6 – Focus in on your eye and then your own eyebrow. The eye is a beautiful and complex subject, and the contrast between a black pupil and the colour of your iris can be stunning. 

Good Things to Paint – Your Own Eye

7 Things to Paint – Your Own Bedroom

We are definitely in Van Gogh territory here, but there is good reason to capture your own private spaces. Your bedroom is the place you feel safe enough to rest in and spend so many hours in, so it is a wonderful subject for painting.

8 Things to Paint – A Night Sky

While we are in Van Gogh territory, painting a starry night is very much worth mentioning. The night sky is a worthy subject because it allows you to paint as many stars and clouds as suits. The moon can be in whatever phase suits you best at the stage of painting that you are at: half moon, full moon, quarter moon there are no rules. 

9 Things to Paint – Still Life

You can’t lose with still life – it’s a classic subject which has been rendered by some of the greatest artists. The most obvious subjects that come to mind are fruit in a bowl, but you can get creative with this. There are other options – an autumn leaf displayed in a way that illustrates its 3D nature, an acorn, flowers in various poses, and vegetables. The key thing is that your objects are inanimate, or more accurately they can’t move.

10 Things to Paint – Cherry Blossoms

One of our favourite things to capture in a painting would have to be cherry blossoms. These beautiful flowers are only visible for a short time, usually around March and April, and this makes them seem so much more valuable and beautiful. Artists love ephemeral subjects. The lovely quote from Frida Kahlo rings true here; “I paint flowers so they will not die.’ Capturing cherry blossoms feels like giving a little bit of long life to these stunning but short-lived blossoms that are so arresting.

You might also enjoy our tutorial ‘Angel Wings Drawing,’ here:

If you enjoyed this blogpost please check out our tutorial on ‘How to Draw a Bullet,’ here:

https://artworldblog.com/2021/05/26/how-to-draw-a-bullet/

Or you could read our article on ‘Beginner Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start You Off;’

https://artworldblog.com/2021/05/25/beginner-aesthetic-drawings-easy/

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