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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Example sentences
As drugs took control of her hands, the surface of her paintings became rough,
  her brushwork agitated.
And whether in his feeling for the linear in itself, or for color or brushwork,
  he is a maestro.
The brushwork is never virtuosic for virtuosity's sake, by the way.
The color is muddy, the brushwork scratchily dutiful, the images static and
  postcard-ish.
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