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noun as in the act of applying paint

noun as in artwork

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Inside, the houses were richly decorated with paintings, as well as sculptures of animals that burst out of the walls.

There’s nothing unusual about Jean Jensen selling up to 30 pastel, watercolor or oil paintings a year.

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Jim specialized in painting houses, and house painting was in my DNA.

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When I paint just for paintings, I don’t have to worry about polys.

On the other hand, here is an example of a very high-poly painting using Google Tilt Brush.

There are limits to the painting of banditry and extortion as the legitimate raising of taxes.

In “Sleigh Ride,” the narrator is painting a scene so perfect that it could be featured on an iconic Currier and Ives print.

Was it your wife Helena in the Keane painting you commissioned?

In one painting, framed as a split-panel comic between the two, Ramone simply asks Vicious, “Did you kill her?”

It offers keen insights into Hitch's craft while painting an intimate and unsentimental picture of the man behind the camera.

She did her work at a most interesting period in Dutch painting.

This led to her painting portraits of various members of the royal family while she was still a pupil of De Zichys.

In 1884 she once more yielded to the attraction that Paris had for her, and there made a great advance in her painting.

A girl of forty-two weeks showed the same excitement at the sight of a life-size painting of a cat as at that of a real cat.

The prophets had long been painting the visionary dawn with pigments of that glorious sunset.


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On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to painting, such as: art, canvas, composition, depiction, landscape, and mural.

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