American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A method of painting with opaque watercolors mixed with a preparation of gum.
- n. An opaque pigment used when painting in this way.
- n. A painting executed in this manner.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A method of painting with water-colors mixed and modified with white, so as to be opaque and to present a dead surface. This process is much used in Italy to Supply at a small price views of landscapes, ancient monuments, etc. It is well adapted to produce, in skilful hands, an excellent effect with little labor, especially when the observer is at some distance. The method is useful also for scenery in theaters and the like.
- n. Work painted according to this method.—
- n. A pigment used in such painting.
- Noting the method of painting known as gouache, or a work executed by that method.
- n. art A thick, opaque watercolour paint made with gum containing an inert white pigment to make it opaque
- n. art A painting made with this paint
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A method of painting with opaque colors, which have been ground in water and mingled with a preparation of gum; also, a picture thus painted.
- n. an opaque watercolor prepared with gum
- n. a watercolor executed with opaque watercolors mixed with gum
- Borrowing from French. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Italian guazzo, from Latin aquātiō, watering, from aquātus, past participle of aquārī, to fetch water, from aqua, water; see akw-ā- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The standout image, though, was an 11 by 14 inch painting in gouache by Brian Floca from his "Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11.”
“Illustrator Stephanie Buscema has that perfect “retro cute” thing going on with paintings of children, skillfully rendered in gouache.”
“New Yorker Nancy Stahl, whose specialty is WPA-style mock-heroic illustrations (like the image at right), says the fragility of her traditional medium -- the opaque watercolor known as gouache -- used to drive her crazy.”
“For S. Paolo, in Verona, Francesco painted a panel-picture in gouache, which is very beautiful, and another, also most beautiful, for the”
“Here she is working with both bodycolor and watercolor, in particular gouache, which is watercolor made opaque through the addition of an opacifier -- typically chalk -- which allows it to cover whatever is painted underneath.”
“In this case, it's probably watercolor from his palette mixed with Chinese white and gouache, which is watercolor that has an opacifier, typically chalk, added.”
“They sell Holbein gouache which is very good paint as is Schmincke Horadam.”
“Old Masters - a way of working that was then common in commercial art, before being superseded by more modest media such as gouache, watercolour and digital image-making.”
“About the contributor: Diahn Ott is an eclectic, self-taught artist, working primarily in water-based media such as gouache, watercolor and acrylics.”
“Once she has built and decorated a shrine in her studio, she sits down and paints it in lovely watercolor gouache.”
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