Painting refers to the application of paint, pigment, color, or any other medium to a hard surface (called the matrix or support). The most common method of applying the medium to the base is with a brush. However, other tools such as knives and sponges can also be used, including airbrushes.

Painting is a term that describes both the act and result of an artistic work (the final product is known as a painting). Paintings can be supported by walls, paper and canvas, as well as wood, paper, canvas and paper, lacquer and pottery, leaf and copper, and may also include multiple materials such as plaster, clay, plaster, gold leaf and paper.

The visual arts include painting, which includes elements such as composition, gesture, drawing (as with gestural paintings), narration (as with narrative art) and abstraction (as with abstract art). Paintings can be representational and naturalistic (as is still life and landscape painting), abstract, narrative, symbolic (as with Symbolist art), emotive, or political in nature (as shown in Artivism).

Rodney Carswell

Rodney Carswell (born 1946) is an American abstract artist. He first gained appreciation for human-scaled, geometric paintings that feature exposed, projected support structures, creating interplay amid sculptural presence and in abundance painted pictorial surfaces. His recent paintings eschew the superstructures and evoke a greater suitability of immediacy, playfulness, and narrative. Critics often describe Carswell's be...

Frank Herbert Mason

Frank Herbert Mason (February 20, 1921 – June 16, 2009) was an American painter and teacher.

Hank Pitcher

Hank Pitcher (born 1949) is an American contemporary artist. Pitcher is known for his paintings of coastal landscapes and California culture. Pitcher he has been a senior lecturer in the College of Creative Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara since 1971. His statute is included in the collections of the Santa Barbara Museum of...

Mark Tansey

Mark Tansey (born 1949, San Jose, California)[citation needed] is an American painter.

Paul Lamantia

Paul Christopher Lamantia (born 1938) is an American visual artist, known for paintings and drawings that study dark psychosexual imagery. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and emerged in the 1960s and 1970s as portion of the larger outfit of artists known as the Chicago Imagists. Lamantia often depicts surreal,...

John Sherrill Houser

John Sherrill Houser (1935 – January 10, 2018) was an American painter and sculptor.

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