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Definitions of painting

  1. the occupation of a house painter; " house painting was the only craft he knew"
  2. graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; " a small painting by Picasso"; " he bought the painting as an investment"; " his pictures hang in the Louvre"
  3. the act of applying paint to a surface; " you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"
  4. making a picture with paints; " he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
  5. creating a picture with paints; " he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
  6. of Paint
  7. The act or employment of laying on, or adorning with, paints or colors.
  8. The work of the painter; also, any work of art in which objects are represented in color on a flat surface; a colored representation of any object or scene; a picture.
  9. Color laid on; paint.
  10. A depicting by words; vivid representation in words.
  11. The act or art of laying on colors with a brush; the art of showing objects on a surface by means of colors; a picture in colors.
  12. The act or employment of laying on colors: the act of representing objects by colors: a picture: vivid description in words.
  13. Art or act of laying on colors, or of depicting anything in colors; color laid on; a picture.
  14. The act or art of using paints; a painted picture.
  15. The act or employment of laying on colours; the art of representing objects or scenes in colours; a picture.
  16. The art of laying on colours, or of representing objects by delineations and colours; a picture; a painted resemblance.
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Quotes of painting

  1. Some days I would be there at ten in the morning and wouldn't leave till ten at night, and the others would waltz in for a couple of hours and then leave, because I was doing that painting thing. And they were happy to see that being done. – Lindsey Buckingham
  2. I hope to actually get back to painting someday... soon. I sort of transitioned into cartooning from painting – Max Cannon
  3. I have sworn to die painting – Paul Cezanne
  4. In the middle 1940s... I heard everyone live. Painting the theater; everything was happening. It was an exciting time when New York was the place to be. – Bill Dixon
  5. Language is much closer to film than painting is. – Sergei Eisenstein
  6. I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint? It might be things, thoughts, a memory, sensations, which have nothing to do directly with painting itself. They can come from anything and anywhere. – Philip Guston
  7. My parents felt that acting was far too insecure. Don't ask me what made them think that painting would be more secure. – John Hurt
  8. The older painting well, it does have an effect all at once, I suppose, but it's of a lesser intensity than a lot of the American work in the last ten or fifteen years. – Donald Judd
  9. Painting in which the inner and the outer man are inseparable, transcends technique, transcends subject and moves into the realm of the inevitable. – Lee Krasner
  10. The dance commonly begins about the middle of the afternoon or later, after sundown. When it begins in the afternoon, there is always an intermission of an hour or two for supper. The preliminary painting and dressing is usually the work of about two hours. – James Mooney
  11. Doing the show was like painting the George Washington Bridge. As soon as you finished one end, you started right in on the other. – Jack Paar
  12. I mean, certainly writing, painting photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way. – Sydney Pollack
  13. I liked sculpting better than painting You have more freedom in sculpting. – Anthony Quinn
  14. Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained. – Maurice de Vlaminck
  15. The dog, the rabbit and the hoop all feature in the painting and take the place of the orrery. – Kit Williams

Usage examples for painting

  1. Nothing like it would have been possible in writing, allowed in painting only music was free to express, to sound, such depths. – San Cristóbal de la Habana by Joseph Hergesheimer
  2. He first directed his attention to portrait painting but when in Italy, calling one day at the house of Zucarelli, and growing weary with waiting, he began painting the scene on which his friend's chamber window looked. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  3. I can see that you are painting something you haven't seen. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  4. Why don't you set up a studio and take your painting seriously? – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  5. And all the house on the outside filled with figures of stories, and good painting of Rubens' or Holbein's doing. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  6. She spent seven years in painting two pictures, a fruit and a flower piece, which she presented to one of her daughters as a marriage portion. – Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3) by S. Spooner
  7. And if you feel, talking plainly with yourself, that the worst is over already, that it doesn't after all matter as much as you thought; why, get back to your painting – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  8. Mrs. Maule now remembered with a sharp pang of self- pity the circumstances which had surrounded the painting of this picture. – Jane Oglander by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  9. They are still painting and I suppose always will be. – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens
  10. Couldn't you support yourself by painting battles? – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  11. " Yes, painting water is enough to drive you mad," burst out Knight, " but I don't intend to paint anything else- not for years, any way. – The Man In The High-Water Boots 1909 by F. Hopkinson Smith
  12. You would want to make a statue of her, or a painting I know. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. You've just finished painting it. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  14. I was " doing a bit of house- painting – Over the Sliprails by Henry Lawson
  15. The history is written in the painting written, in the dying girl's face, by Nature's own hand. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  16. In the last painting the saint, assisted by an angel, is bearing a sick man to the hospital. – The Story of Seville by Walter M. Gallichan
  17. Painting with Kenny was an occupation, never work. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  18. It was good of him to have left the money, and Joe was very glad to have the painting and the drawing of his mother. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  19. One of 'em was to set a feller painting a side of the house by the count's window, that didn't need painting at all. – Cape Cod Stories The Old Home House by Joseph C. Lincoln
  20. Do you think he could make a name by painting – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson