Simple, we can say that painting is a practice, when we applay paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface, which can be walls, paper, canvas, wood, glass, lacquer, pottery, leaf, copper etc.. Often as a medium is used as a brush or knives, sponges etc..
You can find many ways to express yourself and start to be more familiar with paintings.
- Take an Art class
- Visit a museum or gallery
- Start to paint
- Use your imagination