Painting Media

There is a wide variety of artists' paints available for the professional or ameteur artist.Different types of paint are usually identified by the medium that the pigment is suspended or embedded in, which determines the general working characteristics of the paint, such as viscosity, miscibility, solubility, drying time, etc.

Examples include:

Acrylic
Encaustic (wax)
Fresco
Gouache
Ink
Oil
Heat-set oils
Water miscible oil paints
Pastel, including dry pastels, oil pastels, and pastel pencils
Spray paint (Graffiti)
Tempera
Watercolor