Mural paintings have their roots dating back to early medieval times, from 2nd century BC to 8th - 10th century AD. Murals were the rock cut structures famous for their artistic beauty. The finest and the world known examples are the caves of Ajanta and Kailasanatha temple in Ellora Caves.

With the passage of time and evolvement of art, we see refined versions of Mural paintings. Now, it is directly painted on the wall or ceiling or other permanent surfaces. They reflect a unique amalgamation of smooth and pleasant architectural elements, attracting the viewer. However it still holds its separate position among all art forms, owing to its exquisite architecture and public showcase.

Oil Painting as the name signifies uses oil colors for bringing out an admirable fusion of tones and colors among other fluid painting mediums. Oil colors also help the artists to get a perfect linear treatment and crisp effect. Oil paintings are further subdivided into different types, including Opaque, Transparent, and Translucent Paintings.

2) Naqqashi or Fresco Painting

Archaeological organizations are eventually getting the ancient damaged frescoes repaired to restore the artistic beauty and charm of the monuments.

3) Tempera Painting

Encaustic painting uses a wax based paint made up of beeswax, resin and color pigment. The paint is first applied on the surface to be painted, and is then pressed using a heating element until the spatula or brush marks disappears bringing a uniformity.