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a synthetic plastic painting medium which is water soluble and can be worked like oil paints.
a commercially made painting surface of stiff board covered with primed canvas cloth.
a free standing structure used to hold a canvas or drawing board while the artist is working.
a paintbrush with a spread out bristle used for delicate applications of wet paint or to soften over sharp contours, or to create gradual transitions from one color to another
a paintbrush with a rounded bristle and a pointed end used for application of more fluid paint and detail work.
a white primer used for preparing canvas for painting
a portable tray on which an artist sets out her colors, and also mixes them
the area of the composition which appears to be the closest to the viewer usually located near the bottom of the canvas.
the area of the composition which appears to be behind the closest objects in a painting, but not very far away
the area of a composition which appears to be farthest away from the viewer, behind most objects in a painting.
any painting or drawing which depicts an indoor room area.
any painting or drawing that depicts an outdoor land area.
any painting or drawing which depicts an arrangement of inanimate objects
a technique where the paint on the surface of the canvas is worked together, usually from one color to another.
applying paint in small separate strokes of color without blending. From a distance, these small strokes appear to fuse, but because they are fragmented, they reflect more light and movement than blended color does.
lines and strokes of color are crossed on top of one another to create a fine mesh of color or tone.
a way of creating textural effects in a painting by using paper towels, rags or other absorbent material to remove wet paint on a surface to reveal the color underneath it
a technique in which thin, transparent layers of gel medium and paint are layered over dried colors.
a gradual transition from light to shadow or from one color to another.
thick, opaque paint applied heavily with a brush or a knife. The paint is laid on thickly, usually with short movements of the brush, so that it stands away from the canvas and creates a rugged surface.
isolating certain areas of a painting by covering them up with a paint resistant surface, so they can be freely worked over without marking the surface.
the rough application of a dry, light, semi-opaque color over a darker layer of dry opaque paint. The layer is applied thinly, creating a delicate "veil" of color which partially obscures the underlying color. (used for fog, tree tops, fuzzy objects)
a method of scratching or scraping through a layer of paint to expose the color underneath.
a technique in which colors and tones are built up from small dots of color. The paint is flicked onto the surface from a brush held above the canvas.
a method of creating irregular textures and interesting patterns by pressing a moistened sponge into fairly thick paint and then dabbing, twisting or stroking it onto the surface.
the first layer of paint applied to canvas.
a thin liquid application of paint in any medium, brushed on in a free flowing manner.