Any color agent, made from natural or synthetic substances, used in paints or drawing materials. Usually powdered form.
The material used in paint that causes pigment particles to adhere to one another and to the support. Example: linseed oil or acrylic polymer.
The physical material that provides the base for and sustains a two-dimensional work of art. Paper is usual support for drawings and prints; canvas or panels are common for this in painting.
In painting, a primary layer of paint applied to a surface that is to be painted. Is used to created a uniform surface.
Paint that uses water-soluble gum as the binder and water as the vehicle. Characterized by transparency.
A water based paint that uses egg yolk as a binder. Many commercially made paints identified as tempera are actually gouache.
A mixture of glue and chalk, thinned with water and applied as a ground before painting with old or egg tempera. Normally a bright white color.
A clear synthetic resin used as a binder in acrylic paint and as a casting material in sculpture.