Painting refers to a practice which applies paint, colour and pigment to a solid surface. The medium used is usually a brush. Nevertheless, other tools such as knives, sponges and airbrushes can be utilised.
Painting is a form of visual art and can be naturalistic, representational, photographic, symbolistic, abstract, narrative, emotive, religious or political in nature.
Painting is composed of different elements including colour and tone, non-traditional elements and rhythm. Colour is composed of hue, saturation and value and is considered as the essence of painting. Colour is an element that is highly subjective and can have a psychological effect.
Non-traditional elements include materials which are used in some painting techniques such as collage. These materials can be sand, cement, wood, straw or fabric.
Rhythm consists of the pause that permits the creative force to create form, melody and colouration. The rhythm is fundamental to give the painting an aesthetic value.
Additionally, there are different types of paint depending on the medium utilised to create the artwork. The most common paintings are: oil paintings, pastel paintings, acrylic paintings, watercolour paintings, ink paintings, hot wax paintings, fresco paintings, spray paintings, tempera paintings and digital paintings.
If you want to discover more about painting and start producing some artwork, this category is perfect for you. Here you will find different art manuals which will help you to create a masterpiece.
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