It has been a long long time since I have done a Paint by the Numbers - I think I was 10? I am also pretty sure it was a simple picture and nothing like this winter owl! I have to say it was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Not difficult hard, but it was a challenge finding all those teeny numbers.
It was harder than straight painting and it took a lot longer - I'd have finished it in one day as a straight painting exercise but this took several days and on the whole, I enjoyed it a lot. It required me to slow down and breathe. It was a great way to practice mindfulness and staying focused on the moment.
I love the way it turned out too. I normally dislike wintery scenes but this one just kind of captured me and I am happy I bought it to try. I think I am going to find more of them now!
All work by C