This tutorial discusses the main types of paint used by artists.
Source: Image of Fayum Mummy Portrait, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fayum-34.jpg; Image of the Arnolfini Portrait, Jan van Eyck, Public Domain, http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/Van_Eyck_-_Arnolfini_Portrait.jpg
A type of paint that uses linseed oil as a binder.
A type of paint developed in the late twentieth century that uses synthetic polymers as binders. It is very fast drying compared to oil.
A type of paint in which the pigment is temporarily suspended in water.
A type of paint that uses egg yolk as a binder.
A type of painting that uses beeswax as a binder.
Fragments of color, usually ground minerals, sometimes also plant dyes or synthetic colors.
The liquid substance that holds pigments together and helps them adhere to the surface of a painting.