The art of painting seems to have been more in general practice and popular
demand in the Gupta period than the art of stone sculpture. Remains of
paintings of this period are found at Ajanta, Bagh, Badami and other places.
From the point of technique, the surface of these paintings was perhaps
done in a very simple way. In fact the mural paintings of Ajanta are not true
frescoes, for a fresco is painted while the plaster is still damp and the murals
of Ajanta were made after it had set.