oil paint

a commercial paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle.


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oil paint or oil colour
paint made of pigment ground in oil, usually linseed oil, used for oil painting
oil colour or oil colour

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Example sentences
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.
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