Painting emotions

So I’ve started to use painting as a way to “de-stress” myself. Does it work?Not really, yet kind of.

Last night I couldn’t sleep as well since I kept thinking and thinking, AND thinking. Did painting help find an outlet for my anger and sadness? If anything, it only drains me a tiny bit. Crying works good for sadness, but it doesn’t work for any anger that builds up. I seriously think I should take up something like kick-boxing. Painting is frustrating a bit. I can’t draw what I really want to draw. I thought of abstract painting, but I’m not sure how well that can express myself. I really want it to display everything I feel, but that’s hard when you’re still on the path to properly learning how to draw.

I guess painting has helped me, a lot. It helps me when I’m angry or sad, it takes my mind off the bad times. I’m not the best painter and I’m lucky I can draw, but even paint splatter can look pleasing, so I’m not too worried about how horrible I am. It can be frustrating when I have the image in my mind but not the artistic skill to put it down on paper.

I’ve gotten into cursive with paint splatter, so I write words instead of draw flowers constantly.

I never realized how much painting makes you focus or think for that matter. I’ve learned so much about how water affects colors, since I’m using a mix of water colors and metal paints.

One thought on “Painting emotions”

  1. Good for you. Ive been getting back to track with art as well but can’t see myself getting over stress

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