What is the Difference Between Different Paint Types?

Before you start painting it is useful to consider the different paint types and the characteristics of each.  If you are complete beginner, here is a summary of each type of paint and their key features:

Watercolour 

Watercolour is a challenging medium for beginners but that shouldn’t put you off trying it.  If you make a mistake in watercolour, it usually means starting a new painting unlike other mediums such as oil and acrylic where you can paint over the paint underneath and make adjustments.

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What is Gesso?

I got asked this question and it made me think of the time I was an art student and I kept hearing the term gesso.  I had no idea what it was and felt to embarrassed to ask because I felt it was something I should know.  Several years later I found out that it was a primer and it is used to prime surfaces for painting.  I use it often and wouldn’t be without it now so it seems funny that it was such a mystery to me for so many years.  This is why this site is so useful for so many, there are no silly questions!

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