Usage examples for painting

  1. 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
  2. Painting with Kenny was an occupation, never work. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. 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
  6. Why don't you set up a studio and take your painting seriously? – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  7. 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
  8. Do you think he could make a name by painting? – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson
  9. You've just finished painting it. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  10. 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
  11. I can see that you are painting something you haven't seen. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. I was " doing a bit of house- painting". – Over the Sliprails by Henry Lawson
  15. Couldn't you support yourself by painting battles? – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  16. 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
  17. They are still painting, and I suppose always will be. – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens
  18. " 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
  19. 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