When we paint, we stay connected with the world we live in. We convey what we see,
remember or project and that includes our thoughts, our memory, our feelings, our
emotions, what is happening all around us, what affects us or what stays inside of us
onto that canvas. Even Surrealism and Fantasy art is shaped by our memory and our
thoughts. Therefore painting does not disconnect us from our world and it cannot help
the artist to relax. You have to compose well, choose your colors well, use the right
textures etc. So much for the whimsical ideas that painting can help you relax.