Painting is generally viewed as an expression of emotions and ideas put down on a surface by applying color or any other medium using a brush. Painting has existed for a long time, the oldest known existence of painting are the Grotte Chauvet in France that is roughly 32,000 years old.

They are painted using a mixture of red ocher and a black pigment, portraying animals like horses and lions including possible stick figures representing human beings. Painting was generally used to preserve history and events until photography was invented. Painting has always been considered as a way of expressing one’s self and is a very common art form.

For you to start painting, you need the following essentials.1. Surface to paint on, your art has to have a solid base to preserve your painting. Art needs to be kept at good conditions because they are a representation of the artist, his ideas, views and even feelings.