I first got introduced to painting in art class in school like everyone else. However, I never thought I would pick it up again since paint is expensive and you have to have paint of each color and what not. Then, my sister gave me my first painting kit for Christmas one year. It was the Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint-It! Kit. It only had 6 colors (Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Cerulean Blue Hue, Raw Umber, Yellow Oxide, Deep Green Permanent) plus a big tube of titanium white. Unfortunately the umber had somehow dried into a weird blob (that was still wet but unable to mix or paint with) but this kit got me hooked!
The kit also came with a 5×7 canvas board which is very small by most people’s standards but it was perfect for me. I love painting small detailed items. However, I have completed bigger pieces. My latest was a 12×16 painting for a dear friend.