Paintings are done typically in oils, acrylics, watercolors on canvas, masonite boards, paper and other substrate materials. Other lesser used painting media includes gouache, tempura, fresco, encaustic, and enamel paint. And in this post-modern, multimedia culture, light is used to paint.
Paintings date back to prehistoric times with cave paintings and body paintings, made a surge in the Renaissance"the golden age of painting." However, with the availability of ready-to-use paints, the commercialization of art supplies in the early 20th century, and digitaPainting with numerous computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Corel Painter, paintings are more widely done and distributed today than any other time period. The whole world is now the marketplace.