Introduction

The way imagination works is similar in all people. It is still much the same as it was in the days when caveman first began to paint. Only the things we imagine and the way we put them into pictures have changed. These changes are what the story of painting is about.

Janson, H.W., Janson, D.J. (1977), The Story of painting: from cave painting to modern times

Painting (art) the creation of a work of aesthetic import by skilled application of paint to a surface or ground.

Mayer, R. (1993), Collins dictionary of art terms & techniques