Different artists use different Painting Media to express their creativity. While some artists find oil painting most suitable to their style, some prefer watercolors. In fact it is said that if an artists finds the painting media most suitable to his or her style then half the work is done. A Mona Lisa wouldn't have been the same had it not been oil on wood panel.
The decision of choosing a media is a big one for any artist. He first has to decide on his or her theme, think about the style he or she is going to employ to bring the idea into the canvas and then make the final decision of choosing the painting media. Though most artists dabble with different medias it is said that they can give their best to only one.
The creative freedom of painting is such that an artist can choose almost any media to express his or her work. One just needs to have the eye to see the possibilities; the whole world is the canvas for someone with an artistic temperament. To limit art to only few chosen media would be doing it a grave injustice.
Painting Mediatoday are rightly, as eclectic as possible; artists around the world are not only experimenting with the form but the media too.
From a palm leaf to a T-shirt our creative impulses have made us seek art in the most unlikeliest of places or should we say the likeliest?