One of the earliest types of paintings discovered are oil paintings, which are created with oil paints. Oil Paint is a type of slow-drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed oil. Oil painting is one of the most preferred painting style and practiced by most artists around the world.
Oil paint was invented long ago. Oil paints were first used in Asia as early as the 7th century AD. The oldest known oil paintings are Buddhist murals
created almost at 650 AD. The paintings are created by walnut and poppy seed oils. The paintings are located in cave-like rooms carved from the cliffs of Bamiyan Valley
of Afghanistan. Later it was used by most famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh
, Leonardo da Vinci
, Pablo Picasso
.On the other hand,
Watercolor is a quick drying and water soluble painting media. It is made up of pigments and binders that are water soluble. It is also called aquarellum atramento. Watercolor is a popular painting method to produces beautiful artworks.
Watercolor paintings are very ancient, probably originating from Europe's Paleolithic Age
. Its history as an artistic medium, on the other hand, stretches back to the Renaissance, almost at 15th century. Albrecht Dürer
, a Northern German Renaissance
painter known for his stunning watercolors of flowers, animals, and landscapes, is widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of watercolor painting. Hans Bol
founded an influential watercolor painting school in Germany
during the Dürer Renaissance.