Mediums of theVisual ArtsVisual Arts Painting - the art of creating- the art of creatingmeaningful effects on a flatmeaningful effects on a flatsurface

by the use of surface by the use of pigments.pigments.  Canvas  Oil Paints  Color pigments  Paintbrush Oil -pigments are mixed in oil.pigments are mixed in oil. -surface used is usually canvas,surface used is usually canvas,although other surfaces like wood,although other surfaces like wood,paper, and metal may be used.paper, and metal may be used. -the surface must receive oil paintthe surface must receive oil paintfreely, and yet not absorb it, canfreely, and yet not absorb it, canwithstand temperature changes, andwithstand temperature changes, andnot crack the pigment on it.not crack the pigment on it -this medium is popular to paintersthis medium is popular to paintersbecause there is no limit to the waysbecause there is no limit to the waysof handling oil pigments.of handling oil pigments. -the pigment may be applied in athe pigment may be applied in athick and heavy opaque manner or inthick and heavy opaque manner or inwashes of almost water colorwashes of almost water colortransparency.transparency. -Carlos “Botong” Francisco, NormaCarlos “Botong” Francisco, NormaBellezaBelleza  Mona Lisa Tempera mixture of ground pigments and analbuminous or colloidal vehicle, either egg,albuminous or colloidal vehicle, either egg,gum, or glue, used by Egyptian, Medieval,gum, or glue, used by Egyptian, Medieval,and Renaissance painters.and Renaissance painters. -special characteristic of emulsion (watery,special characteristic of emulsion (watery,milk-like mixture of oily and waterymilk-like mixture of oily and wateryconsistency) that rapidly dries.consistency) that rapidly dries. -usually done in a wooden panel that hasusually done in a wooden panel that hasbeen made smooth with a coating of plaster.been made smooth with a coating of plaster. -the colors are mixed with egg yolk, andthe colors are mixed with egg yolk, andsince the paint dries rapidly there is littlesince the paint dries rapidly there is littleblending or fusing of colors.blending or fusing of colors. -falls into- falls into3 principal dimensions3 principal dimensions::unvarnished or gouache-like tempera,unvarnished or gouache-like tempera,varnished tempera, and tempera as anvarnished tempera, and tempera as anunder painting for oil.under painting for oil. Watercolor -pigments are mixed with water andpigments are mixed with water andapplied to fine white paper.applied to fine white paper.

possesses only surfaces of light. ivory.silk.gives no glazed effect. and cambric are also used asground. Pastel . ivory.colors are applied in very thin layers.closely resembles dry pigment .. and mostclosely resembles dry pigment.-colors are applied in very thin layers.other materials like parchment. and mostgives no glazed effect. and cambric are also used assilk.possesses only surfaces of light. -other materials like parchment.

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