Resources for different paint types include artists' pages, educational websites, and comprehensive Pinterest boards, both for inspiration and information. Additionally, there are resources for free online beginner painting lessons.
The consensus seems to be that the best paint type for beginners is acrylics, as they are forgiving and easy to mix. Additionally, as acrylic paint dries much faster than other paint types, it is much easier to go back and correct a mistake, change a detail, or completely cover an area without worrying about muddying colors or ruining your paint. Oil paint, in contrast, stays wetter for much longer, and requires much patience and attention to detail when used. Other paint types include watercolor and gauche, which behaves similarly to watercolor, though the paint is a bit thicker.