brush work

brushwork

[bruhsh-wurk]
noun
1.
the use of a brush as a tool, as in painting.
2.
Fine Arts. the surface quality of a painting produced by the distribution of pigment with a brush.
3.
work for which a brush is used, as painting.

Origin:
1865–70; brush1 + work

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brushwork (ˈbrʌʃˌwɜːk)
 
n
1.  a characteristic manner of applying paint with a brush: that is not Rembrandt's brushwork
2.  work done with a brush

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