Becoming a artist is one of the most colorful and beautiful career one can choose in their lifetime and If you are one of those who is artistically inclined and have a creative mind to put down your thoughts or feelings as drawings or paintings, you could seriously consider taking up a career in painting. But as all think that the work of an artistic person is so easy I remind you that this talent is not given to everybody this special kind of talent are god gifted not every one of us can become a successful artist in life it needs hard work a lot of determination, focus, creative mind unique ideas and many things.
Painting is an art in which colors and lines make a visual impression. It is the means of expressing ones ideas or feelings to others in pictorial form. Painting not only mean the traditional paintings on canvas, but also on glass, ceramic, pot, fabric etc as well as it could be using different paint mediums such as watercolor, pastels, oil etc. Not only brushes but knives, spatula, nibs and even twigs could be used for painting designs.
Eligibility required in this field
Even though Painting is an art that requires no qualification, by taking a course a person can be trained and his inherent ability can be polished and developed under a trainer. There are many fine arts colleges and institutions offering undergraduate level to higher level degrees in drawing and painting. You can do bachelor, master’s or diploma courses to polish your skills. Minimum qualification is 10+2 to take up a Bachelor diploma course which is of 3 years and 1 year duration respectively. Master level course is of 2 years and qualification required is degree. There are also various short term courses.
Career opportunities in painting field
Indian paintings have huge demand worldwide and prices of paintings done by Indian artists have soared in the global market. Requirement for different forms of painting such as allegorical, religious, historical, landscape and portraiture have also churned out unexpected demand for talented professionals. These days’ paintings have also become an integral part of interior decoration. Be it a commercial enterprise or a house or hotel, an elegant painting hung on the wall is a common sight. This too has increased the demand for paintings. Hence a career in this area is a right choice for those with artistic talent.
Painters can specialize painting in a particular medium such as Glass, Ceramic, Oil etc or a particular style, such as Sketching and Indian Folk Painting. There are various career choices for a painter. He can opt freelancing or work under someone. A freelancer can hold his/her own painting exhibitions. They can also work for art galleries where the art work can be kept for auction and can be sold for prices depending on the work. If you join some firm, then you will have comparatively routine work to do.
Here are top 10 painting institutes of India where you can study and fulfill your dream:-
-Kala Bhavan (Institute of Fine Arts), Santiniketan.
-Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, University of Delhi, Delhi.
-Sir J.J Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai.
-Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
-College of Art, Delhi.
-L.S Raheja School of Art, Mumbai.
-Bharti Vidyapeeths Kala Mavidyalaya College of Fine Arts, Pune.
-Department of Fine Arts, Kurukshetra University.
-University College of Fine Arts, University of Mysore, Mysore.
-Department of Fine Arts, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
A painter’s earning is hard to be defined. If you work under a firm, salary depends on the concern you join. Income in this field is based on the skill and the popularity of your work. But, once you are established in this field, your earnings will keep on multiplying.