to paint: to decorate, to coat with paint; to draw, to sketch
to paint the town red to go out and party
a painting: a picture, a piece of art
My favorite painting is that one by Van Gogh with the flowers.
paint (on the walls): coloring, pigment, tint (on the walls)
UK: I painted my toenails different colours last night.
US: I finished painting the kitchen and now I'm covered in paint.
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