The Sims 4 Painter Career

Rewards for Masters and Patron of the Arts

The Painter Career Branches
Career Branches: Master of the Real and Patron of the Arts

If you want to be a Professional Painter in The Sims 4, taking on the Painter Career Track is wise. As you level your Painting Skill, you can gain extra perks that will help you make more income. While you could work at the Easel and make a respectable living, and even masterpieces, your odds of excelling at the Profession are much higher should your rise in the ranks as a Pro Painter. Take on the Career by using your Sim's Phone or Computer.

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Sell to Art Gallery
Taking the Painting Career lets you sell all kinds of Paintings to the Art Gallery, which buys your paintings for 20% more than their face value. Normally, only Masterpieces can be sold there. If you own The Sims 4 Get to Work Expansion Pack, you can consider selling your paintings via Retail so that you can mark them up even higher. Paintings are replaced once sold, so you can build up a nice stock then make a store. Just remember that you need money to open it and pay employees.

Getting Inspired
Getting inspired is important to Painting, as it increases the likelihood your Sim will produce Masterpieces and is the Ideal Mood for the Career. The abilities 'Research Art Reference', 'Gather Inspiration', and 'Critically Assess' will help your Sim get Inspired, as will Dialog options with other Sims and the many objects you'll get that put off Inspired Emotional Auras. Learn more by reading about the Painting skill, but this Career compliments the Skill perfectly and helps you make the most of it thanks to these interactions.

Hiring an Agent
You will also be able to hire an agent. Call the Agent to occasionally get bonus money ($80, $200, $500). It seems you could make a career of calling the agent most of the day, at least once you're level 8-10 in the Career. It gets better the higher you are, as the agent will gradually tell you he has nothing for you less often. At level 9, I called multiple times in a row and got a donation each time. If the Agent says they got you a deal to sell to a collector for higher than market value, just take the money that is given with the call. You always get 50% more from Masterpieces. The $500 IS the bonus money as far as I can tell, so I'm not sure what the game is talking about!


Painter Job Levels and Career Unlocks

It should be known that the 'Painting' Daily Task is equally completed with large or small paintings. It's a requirement to paint for several hours, and large can accomplish this as well as small.

Painter Career Levels 1-6

RankJobWagesSchedule$/DayDaily Task & Promotion RequirementsReward for Promotion
1Palette Cleaner$21/hourMon-Fri 9AM-5PM$168/dayPaint Paintings.Sell to Art Gallery
2Art Book Collator$23/hourMon-Fri 9AM-5PM$184/dayPaint Paintings. Reach Level 2 Painting Skill$422, Picture Perfect Art Lighting, Research Art Reference on Computer
3Hungry Artist$26/hourTue-Sat 9AM-5PM$208/dayPaint Paintings. Reach Level 4 Painting Skill$464, Study of the Human Form - find in Family Inventory (Buy Mode) and Enable Emotional Aura after hanging it to get Inspired almost 100% of the time.
4Watercolor Dabbler$29/hourMon-Wed, Fri-Sat 9AM-5PM$232/dayPaint Paintings. Reach Level 5 in Painting Skill$510, Easy-Breezy Easel, Ability to Critically Assess Paintings
5Canvas Creator$35/hourSun, Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 9AM-5PM$280/dayPaint Paintings. Reach Level 6 in Painting Skill$587, Painting Canvas Storage Rack, Gather Inspiration from Art, Hire Agent from Phone
6Imaginative Imagist$44/hourWed-Sun 9AM-4PM$308/dayPaint Paintings. Reach Level 7 in Painting Skill$845, Vase of Sunflowers, New CAS Parts

Painter Career Branches: Master of the Real and Patron of the Arts

Look below to see the benefits of both branches. Both have their strengths, but my personal preference is Master of the Real for its better Easel, shorter work hours, and Inspiring Decor. The bed from Patron of the Arts is nice, but the Easel is less likely to put out Masterpieces than the other - but it is still a respectable percentage rate. I did succeed in many Masterpieces with Patron. There are just more with Master of the Real, and the jobs' pay differences become moot when you are selling Paintings worth $4-7,000 or more.

Patron of the Arts

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Patron of the Arts Career Rewards
Patron of the Arts Career Rewards

Choosing 'Patron of the Arts' Painter Career Branch
Upon taking the job, you'll get $1,088, and an Artiste Supply Taboret. The Taboret is worth $1,688 and has an Inspiring Decor rating of 8. You can gather inspiration from it and choose whether its +8 Inspiration is active by enabling/disabling the Aura. At level 10, you gain access to the Rustic Dream Bed, the current-most-expensive, but not best Bed for de-stressing, at level 10. It has an Inspirating Decor rating of 6 and, again, its Aura can be enabled if chosen. This Career Track's Daily Task is to view paintings, which can be done by going to the art gallery or looking at your own paintings after their completion (or your own collection that you've built up till then). Really, you can look at the same paintings over and over to finish. See the other benefits of choosing Patron of the Arts below.

In order to level the Charisma Skill. use a mirror and practice speech while Confident (brush teeth).

Patron of the Arts Career Branch

RankJobWagesSchedule$/DayDaily Task & Promotion RequirementsReward for Promotion
7Color Theory Critic$70/hourSat-Sun and Tue-Thu 9AM-3PM$420/dayCreate Paintings. Reach Level 8 in Painting Skill, Level 2 Charisma$1,088 and an Artiste Supply Taboret
8Fine-Art Aficionado$126/hourSat-Sun and Tue-Thu 9AM-2PM$630/dayCreate Paintings. Reach Level 9 in Painting Skill, Level 4 Charisma$1259, Pre-Owned Painter's Easel
9Composition Curator$227/hourWed, Sat-Sun 10AM-4PM$1362/dayCreate Paintings. Reach Level 10 Painting, Level 6 Charisma$2203, Stack of Canvases
10Patron of the Arts$328/hourSat-Mon, Wed, 11AM-4PM$1640Create Paintings. Go to Work!$3273, Rustic Dream Bed, New CAS Parts

Master of the Real

Master of the Real Painter Career Rewards
Master of the Real Painter Career Rewards

Master of the Real Benefits
Master of the Real is more for those who want to excel at Painting, due to the fact it gets the best Easel in the game - Painting Quality 9 vs 7 for the one from 'Patron'. There is also less work to be done at the top level, and you'll only go in 2 days a week. This leaves more time for painting while giving all the benefits of being involved in the Painter Career Track. This branch also gets the Taboret for Inspiring decor, along with the Premium Prima Ballerina Statue and the Flegel Studio Floor Lamp. The CAS Parts you get are similar to what is pictured above, only not as dirty.

Buy a Chess Table, Observatory, or Microscope in order to level the Logic Skill and do so while Focused (browse simpedia on computer).

Master of the Real Career Branch

RankJobWagesSchedule$/DayDaily Task & Promotion RequirementsReward for Promotion
7Artist En Residence$65/hourMon, Wed-Thu, Sat, 10AM-7PM$585Paint Paintings. Reach Level 8 in Painting Skill, Level 2 Logic$1,088 and an Artist Supply Taboret
8Professional Painter$140/hourSun, Tue, Thu-Fri, 10AM-3PM$700Paint Paintings. Reach Level 9 in Painting Skill, Level 4 Logic$1,399, Deluxe All-Season Easel
9Illustrious Illustrator$280/hourMon, Wed, Fri, 10AM-3PM$1400Paint Paintings. Reach Level 10 in Painting Skill, Level 6 Logic$1,678, Premium Prima Ballerina
10Master of the Real$492/hourMon, Thu, 10AM-3PM$2460Paint Paintings. Go to Work!$2,937, Flegel Studio Floor Lamp, New CAS Parts

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Thank you!!!
I did this career and maxed to level 10 in the Master of the Real branch before leaving it to go max the Detective career. I came back to this career because I wanted to unlock the items from the Patron of the Arts branch, but I soon realized my career is somewhat stuck at level 4, and there is a note below the level and description in the work tab that says Master of the Real +2. Is there anyway I can bypass this to unlock the stuff fairly?
If you just want to unlock the career items you can use:
(it unlocks ALL)
It is also possible to just cheat in one specific object,
Search for that yourself though ^^
Tayshelaran Draquinsays...

@Cindy i do not know if you can do both branches with one sim it might work better with two sims, wich is the method i will use.

I noticed that when you have (i think) The Painter Extraordinaire aspiration, you start at hungry artist rather than palette cleaner.
Depending on the sim you can start at level 1, 3 or 4 of any career. A new sim with no reward traits will start at level 1, a sim who received an A at high school will start at Level 3 and a sim who has the Connections reward trait will always start at Level 4. Smile
I believe what Cindi is asking is how to unlock both branches in a given career.

You can not do this without cheats or mods. Once you reach the point in a career where you must choose between two branches, your choice is set. When you choose a path, that will be e only one you can take. Even if you leave that career and max a new one. If you go back to a previously maxed career you will pick that career up at the beginning of the path choice you already picked.

If you check mod the sims, they have a mod that will t you go back to a previous career and unlock the path you didn't choose last time. Allowing you to unlock both paths for every career.
Rapid Systemssays...

Master of the Real branch pays less each week but you only have to work 2 days a week. Sims who choose the Patron of the Arts have to work 4 days a week. Almost every object you get as a reward for your promotion can enable an emotional aura so your Sims in the room can become inspired.

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