When an artist contemplates how to paint they are truly faced with a multitude of options. One can vary the precision of paint application from more impressionistic painting techniques with loose brushstrokes to painting art hyper-realistically as is done in photorealist works. Choosing among painting supplies also means a bevy of choice—oil paints, watercolors, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, pastels, oil pastels, and more. But most importantly, the study of painting is more than picking up a paint brush and deciding to paint a picture. An artist has to think on how to paint a picture. Whether exploring paint texture, levels of representation, color or composition, a painting artist is one that never stops searching—because there is so much to be discovered.
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