Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Covered or smeared with paint.
  • adj. Having too much paint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Unskillfully painted, so that the painter's method of work is too obvious; also, having too much pigment applied to the surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Overcharged with paint; displaying obtrusively or inharmoniously the colors which have been used or the manner of using them.
  • Smeared or spotted with paint: as, his clothes are all painty.

Etymologies

paint +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The portrait of Mrs. Berkeley Hammond on which he had been working sat smugly upon one of his easels, a thing of shreds and patches (though the lady was in pearls and a DrŽcoll frock), a thing "painty" without being direct, mannered without being elegant, highly colored without being colorful, a streaky thing with brilliant spots, like the work of

    Madcap

  • It looks good from a distance but is just a little too “painty” and not textured enough to be convincing when you examine it up close.

    Collectible Review: Sandtrooper Sergeant: Tatooine 12″ Figure | Fandomania

  • It has a fascinating mix of techniques, from dirt-brown washes worthy of Arshile Gorky in the 1940s, to black-and-white lashings that could be by Abstract Expressionist Franz Kline in the '50s; from spray-painty blurs out of graffiti culture to scraped rainbows of paint that come straight out of the high postmodernism of Gerhard Richter, plus black polka dots on pink and passages of Spirograph swirls.

    New 'Vantage Point' show at American Indian museum shows off symbolic power

  • Report so, this one time in china, I experienced some explosive liquid grey painty diarrhea with a weird chalky film over the froth. absolutely disgusting.

    Science Question from a Toddler: Why is poop brown? Boing Boing

  • Because someone needs to make a JLA comic that I am actually interesting in picking up and not some mini-series that was promised as an on-going and delayed because of painty art.

    Justice League First Look: Straight from “The Source”

  • 'Can you wonder that the People of the Hills don't care to be confused with that painty-winged, wand-waving, sugar-and-shake-your-head set of impostors?

    Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling

  • Got lots of painty stuff this year - a screen for screen printing, some Stewart Gill MetalMica paints, some Dynaflows, a couple of Markal paint sticks in colours I don't have, some treasure gold (not brilliant for fabric, but Dy uses it on her polymer clay faces, which I thought was a good idea, and of course it's fine on paper, wood, etc).

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • William Ridenhour's finger-painty allusions to breasts, chicken feet and the tropics might fare better displayed on a refrigerator, with strawberry magnets.

    Last-Minute Reprieve

  • I'd love to see Wizball in all its bouncy painty goodness, but it seems unlikely.

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  • January 4, 2008 at 4:44 am yyeeeesssssh ….ifn u luk up ina rite han cornur…..ser be evvidunse ov preeviuses walkies froo teh painty plate…..in sevverul differmint culurz…..eeder dat oar der ar a few odder kitnz also walkies froo teh paint plates…..

    I haz no idea - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

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