I had always wanted to try one of these paint-by-numbers kit ever since I spotted them at a Bishan pushcart. There are now several of these pushcarts in various malls but they are expensive! It wasn't until I came across a rather good deal that I decided to take the plunge.
The kits come in various sizes and the one I got measures 40 x 50 cm. It includes a cotton canvas on a wooden frame, a photocopy of the canvas with instructions, a set of paints and 3 paint brushes.
Although the pots of paint are minute, they are enough for you to complete the painting.
This is the painting I got myself. A couple strolling in the rain. I'd like to do that some day.
Well, and that's where all things good about paint-by-numbers end. This is what you get when you follow the boundaries. In fact, I've adjusted it slightly so that it looks better. Compare it with the picture above. It's still terrible.
If you do not have any artistic talent whatsoever, you are not going to get the beautiful picture they promised you on the box. Now excuse me while I go beg around for some.
Click here to view another DIY Painting (completed): Blossoming Almond Tree by Vincent Van Gogh.