Oil paint is made by suspending pigment in oil, usually linseed oil. The resulting mixture maintains a vibrant color and dries slowly. This allowed artists time to paint small details and fix their painting as they worked on it. Because of the luminosity of oil paints, dramatic use of lighting became possible.
It is dry pigment, the same pigments used in the wet painting media, but without oil, water or acrylic binders. It contains a minimum of binder and is basically pure pigment. Pastel is a time-tested medium, in use for four hundred years. It can be smeared if not protected under glass.
Gouache is similar to watercolor. It's made up of a high ratio of color pigment and a solid white pigment such as chalk, plus gum arabic as a binding agent. Gouache has a lovely, heavy, velvety texture that absorbs light rather than reflecting it, creating a very smooth appearance.
Drawing is more than just the accumulation of a set of technical skills that add up to an illusion. It is the result of the discipline of searching, discovering, failing, succeeding… through the tip of a pencil, pen or a piece of chalk. ?
In art, a commission is the act of requesting the creation of a piece, often on behalf of another. Artwork may be commissioned by private individuals, by the government, or businesses.
These pieces are somewhere between painting and sculpture. Once the idea and composition is established, the images are drawn on masonite, cut out, sanded, primed, painted , and assembled.