Find the best painting lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to paint. Do you remember Bob Ross? He painted on his own television show for millions of viewers on PBS in the early 1980's to the early 1990's. He painting mostly with oil based paint and made painting a popular thing to watch and learn. There is also acrylic paint, watercolor, ink, spray paint, and pastels, which can be used on different kinds of surfaces like wood, paper, glass, canvas, and cement. Paint can be applied with a regular art brush, airbrush, pen, sponge, or other tools for creative painting.