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oil paint

noun
1.
2.
a commercial paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90
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Examples from the web for oil paint
  • For much of his career he painted not only in watercolors but in tempera, a pigment and egg-white medium that predates oil paint.
  • In these drawings she began with charcoal, then applied fixative to the underdrawing before adding watercolor or oil paint.
  • Even though the oil paint has been thinned, it is still thicker than watercolor, so it does not mix together as thoroughly.
  • oil paint is probably different than acrylic, for example.
  • oil paint was applied in moderately thick paste with brush strokes of low to moderate relief.
  • Now that the oil paint has become more transparent with age, the original outline of her dress shows through his breeches.
  • Sort and pack separately: oil paint, pesticides,and household cleaners.
  • Sort and pack separately: oil paint, pesticides, and household cleaners.
British Dictionary definitions for oil paint

oil paint

noun
1.
paint made of pigment ground in oil, usually linseed oil, used for oil painting
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