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oil painting

noun
1.
the art or technique of painting with oil colors.
2.
a painting executed in oil colors.
Origin of oil painting
1775-1785
1775-85
Related forms
oil painter, noun
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  • The assets were twenty-five cradles and an oil painting by an unknown master.

    The Red Room August Strindberg
  • All this, with some oil painting and free-fall workouts in the gym, passed the time.

    The Repairman Harry Harrison
  • Penny saw him carefully remove the oil painting from the wall.

  • For a short time he took lessons in oil painting from a German.

    Historic Boyhoods Rupert Sargent Holland
  • oil painting and varnishing, carpentry, smith's work and leather dressing, owe much to this craft.

    Beast and Man in India John Lockwood Kipling
  • oil painting was not dreamt of, nor anything like a lead pencil for drawing.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 Francis Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for oil painting

oil painting

noun
1.
a picture painted with oil paints
2.
the art or process of painting with oil paints
3.
(informal) he's no oil painting, he is not good-looking
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