Jim Carrey has been busy stepping up his art game when he's not making people laugh in movies.

Carrey has become a talented painter and in the recently released documentary "Jim Carrey: I Needed Color," the actor best known for comedies including "The Mask" and "Dumb and Dumber" gives viewers an intimate look at his life as a painter.

"When I really started painting a lot I had become so obsessed that there was nowhere to move in my home, paintings were everywhere. They were becoming a part of the furniture, I was eating on them," he says in the short film (above). "You can tell what I love by the color of the paintings, you can tell my inner life but the darkness in some of them and you can tell what I want in the brightness of some of them."

The six-minute documentary has already made it's way around the web - garnering over 2.4 million views in just two weeks.

"I Needed Color" follows Carrey as he displays some remarkable art work in his studio, showing off the various ways he puts together some seriously impressive pieces. From using heavy and measured brushstrokes, modeling clay, and squeegeeing paint off and pouring it directly onto canvases, Carrey has seemingly turned his hobby into a masterful craft.

The actor says he picked up painting about six years ago as a way to "heal a broken heart."

"I think what makes someone an artist is they make models of their inner life,” Carrey says in the short. "They make something come into physical being that is inspired by their emotions or their needs or what they feel the audience needs."

This isn't the first time Carrey has shared his passion for painting, though. Back in 2011, Carrey held an art exhibit, "Jim Carrey: Nothing To See Here," in Palm Springs, California. His pal John Mayer even recorded a song that played alongside of his art pieces.

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