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.

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