Painting MEDIUMS Mediums for Oil painting, Acrylics & Watercolor!
In the fine arts, the term "mediums" has a number of meanings. 1) It can refer to the type of paint being used, i.e. oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels etc... 2) It can be refering to mediums used to spread, thin or thicken paint used, i.e. paint thinners or gels to thicken for impasto painting. Lastly, in a more technical way, it means the substance used to bind the type of paint in it's production, i.e. Poppy oil in oils and eggs in tempera. (Yes, it can be confusing!)