When I started back creating, I had nothing in my kit of supplies. Most of my creations of late had been on the computer in the form of social media posts and writing articles, eBooks and training manuals.
I purchased two large canvases on sale and hubby came home with some paint brushes and paints. The paints were small tubes, the brushes were cheap and cheerful, but it was a start. I then purchased some small canvases 20cm x 20cm and artist boards 25cm x 20cm to practice on. Hubby and I spent hours painting and enjoying the process. I started off with student grade paints, and those cheap and cheerful brushes. By the way, it was weeks later we painted on the large canvas, after hours and hours of practice.
If you plan to start dabbling in art for a hobby, start with what you have and what you can afford. Enjoy creating every day without worrying about wasting paint or messing up an expensive brush. Have fun and enjoy the moment.
Lee Cummins is a mixed media artist, workshop and art class facilitator.