The advantage of painting over
drawing is that color, rather than line, defines forms. The viewer perceives
color masses as objects in space. There are various types of painting
categorized by how the pigment or color particles are suspended in a liquid
to facilitate application or the painting process. Due to the variety of
compounds, the color tone or value will be impacted. Also, the ability of the
artist to create sharp detail will also be a result of the pigments, medium,
binder, and support chosen.