After thrifting a Blue Boy painting for $3, I soon discovered that it was actually a paint by number piece! This techinique began in 1950 when Max Klein, of the Palmer Paint Company, got together with artist Dan Robbins to make “everyman a Rembrandt”. By 1954, more than twelve million paint by by number sets had been sold. I think it’s about time to buy a kit, pick up a brush, and stay within the lines. I mean, how hard can it be?

(images from here, here, herehere, here, here, & here vintage paint by numbers available on Esty & Ebay)