For many crafters, there's a certain romance associated with the image of the painter at his easel. He can set up shop almost anywhere and capture the beauty of a scene that we may or may not appreciate ourselves. Even if you're not quite at this level yet, you'll find that painting is a craft almost anyone can enjoy, from the finger-painting toddler to the artist with his palette.
Painters can choose from a wide variety of mediums, from watercolors to oil paints applied to paper, canvas, wood or metal. These materials can be used to paint an infinite variety of subjects, including landscapes, portraits or scenes from the artist's imagination. Some crafters may paint to create the next great work of art, while others simply enjoy the process. Whatever your goal or skill level, you'll find painting among the most versatile types of craft projects.