Most paintings carry artistic form because they include parts like line, texture, shape, and color. These are the things that make the painting revelatory, which make it artwork. There are also many different forms of paintings such as, oil painting, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and some others. However, if you're not an artist and a critic yourself, some of these forms can be hard to depict just by looking at them. As you scroll through the gallery take a look at the paintings closely. Each painting tells a story, whether we have the same story or not, we still can all get a story out of these paintings. The story that you see determines the subject matter within the painting. Subject matter is the meaning and value that is behind the painting that gives it its artistic form. So, enjoy each painting, but don't forget to look closely to see what you can find!