from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of varnish.
- n. An application of varnish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of laying on varnish; also, materials for varnish.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Could it be that his discussion of color painting and varnishing is based on personal experiment and experience that comes without either the foundation of practical tradition or academic interest?
The opening night at the main fair is called "The Vernissage" which technically means "varnishing" in French but in this case means private preview.
"varnishing" his paintings, but the effect of which was that they were all coated with a beautiful opaque red substance, so that none of them could be recognized, and yet a substance which he could remove, when so inclined, without injuring the pictures at all.
It has contributed to the medium -- it's impossible that we won't continue to discuss it in the years to come, which is why I'm opposed to varnishing it with hype.
There's a mass-market tie-in series from Pocket that has mostly-matte covers but with some really effective spot varnishing.
We (I should say my parents) are in the final stages of varnishing the new windows.
His entry was based on a split log which he had been sanding and varnishing for days.
At some point, either before or after the alliance is forged, someone is varnishing, if not utterly betraying the truth of what they believe and feel.
A series of gloriously eccentric rituals take place before the opening night; 120-odd RA members gather to drink beef tea while sifting through thousands of hopeful entrants for the exhibition, and this is followed by a communal 'varnishing day'.
Then he gets her to help him on his contribution to the piece -- an installation of two walls, one covered in tar and one with two small holes -- by varnishing it without a face mask.
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