We just can't. Stop. Watching.
Vancouver, British Columbia-based artist Sára J. Molčan's shares paint-mixing posts on Instagram and has generated quite a bit of attention on the social media site for it. The posts, which are a way for the artist to showcase an intimate part of her creation process, are incredibly beautiful, relaxing to watch and listen to and just straight-up mesmerizing.
Watch as the artist, who made her first mixing video back in November, blends gorgeous, vibrant hues together for perfect, uniform shades. She mixes many different shades, and the results are always stunning -- especially since you can see the blending happen. Molčan told the Huffington Post in an email that she chooses colors based on the painting she's working on along with her own knowledge of different pigments.
The artist has gotten a lot of positive feedback from people both interested in her color combinations as well as others who find the paint-mixing videos soothing or satisfying. And for that, the humble artist feels honored.
"It's a little embarrassing, but also delightful," she said. "I'm quite introverted, so this has felt like a bit of a whirlwind that's taken me out of my comfort zone."
If you're feeling inexplicably happy when watching the mixing videos, and don't understand what's happening, we might have an answer for you. You could be having an autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR. People who experience ASMR say they feel a tingling sensation in the scalp or back of the neck and can be triggered certain noises or visuals. Many look to late painting instructor Bob Ross and his show “The Joy of Painting” as some serious ASMR-inducing stuff.
So don't mind us as we climb into bed and just watch these soothing clips for the next five hours.