Answer: Yes, paint. Any sort of paint, acrylic, oil, watercolor, has never been my strong suit. I thought it would be difficult using acrylic, but it turned out to be really fun.
Question 2: Did you pick a material or technique that was new or different over something that was more familiar?
Answer: Yes. Though I would have been more comfortable with some simple water colors and a piece of paper, but I ended up picking acrylic paint and a (rather largish) canvas.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed working with paint and I personally think the turnout was slightly okay.