A video series from The Museum of Modern Art, featuring Corey D'Augustine.
Art Terms in Action: Turpentine Burn
Sometimes, painters scrub the surface of a canvas to dissolve paint they’ve already applied to it.
Art Terms in Action: Palette Knife
Typically used to mix paint, these knives have also been used to apply paint to a canvas—or even to scrape it off.
Art Terms in Action: Emulsion
Any cook knows that olive oil and vinegar mix better with egg. With paint, emulsions work the same way.
Art Terms in Action: Enamel
These household paints are fluid, flat, and glossy—and just one coat should do the trick.
Art Terms in Action: Stain
Stain over stain over stain! Rothko used layer upon layer of these thin washes of paint.
Art Terms in Action: Tint, Shade, and Tone
What do you get when you take a color and add white, black, or gray?
Art Terms in Action: Viscosity
Is that paint, or toothpaste? Learn several ways to lower the thickness of oil paint.
Art Terms in Action: Paint
Paint is composed of colored pigment mixed with a binder, which holds it all together.