oil paint


oil paint
   Slow drying paint made when pigments are mixed with an oil, linseed oil being most traditional. The oil dries with a hard film, and the brightness of the colors is protected. Oil paints are usually opaque and traditionally used on canvas. They can have a matte, semi-gloss, or glossy finish. To look at examples of works in oil paints, see the articles under the names of every period from the Renaissance onward.

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  • oil paint — oil paints N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Oil paint is a thick paint used by artists. It is made from coloured powder and linseed oil …   English dictionary

  • oil paint — oil′ paint n. 1) fia oil color 2) a commercial paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • oil paint — n [U and C] paint that contains oil …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oil paint — oil ,paint noun count or uncount a thick paint used by artists, that contains oil …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • oil paint — ► NOUN ▪ a paste made with ground pigment and a drying oil such as linseed oil, used by artists …   English terms dictionary

  • Oil paint — View of Delft in oil paint, by Johannes Vermeer. Oil paint is a type of slow drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed oil. The viscosity of the paint may be modified by the addition of a… …   Wikipedia

  • oil paint — noun paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle • Hypernyms: ↑paint, ↑pigment • Hyponyms: ↑oil, ↑oil color, ↑oil colour * * * noun : paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • oil paint — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms oil paint : singular oil paint plural oil paints a thick paint used by artists, that contains oil …   English dictionary

  • oil paint — 1. See oil color. 2. a commercial paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • oil paint — noun A paint in which the colours are suspended in an oil such as linseed oil which hardens on exposure to the air …   Wiktionary


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