Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n.
  • n. Painting, especially artistic painting, with pigments for which water and not oil is used as a solvent.
  • n. A pigment adapted or prepared for painting in this method.
  • n. A painting executed by this method, or with pigments of this kind.
  • n. Also used attributively in all senses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. water-soluble pigment
  • n. a water-base paint (with water-soluble pigments); used by artists
  • n. the art or technique of painting with watercolors
  • n. a painting produced with watercolors

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Examples

  • Edward K. Johnson (1825-1896) was a self-taught English artist, who belonged to the water-color society.

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  • In December of 1963, realist painter Adolf Konrad planned to travel to Rome and Egypt, so he made a packing list -- not quite the kind of list you or I might make -- Kondrad's was a water-color painted into his sketchbook.

    Margie Goldsmith: Make a List. Why Not? Picasso and Other Artists Did

  • Building towers of plastic cups so Bartlette could destroy them; being an appreciative art critic for Carmen's Q-tip water-color people-scapes (where the people dwarfed their environment); and applauding the winners of Ferguson's Hot Wheels car races.

    Steven Crandell: A is for Amy & Adonis: Double Post -- Chapters L and M

  • Amber used gel food coloring and vodka to essentially create a water-color painting on fondant.

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  •   The cocks were the true art, but her paychecks came from water-color city scenes painted for tourists, this income slightly augmented by a rapidly dwindling inheritance from her paternal grandmother.

    Cock Sculpting

  • The cocks were the true art, but her paychecks came from water-color city scenes painted for tourists, this income slightly augmented by a rapidly dwindling inheritance from her paternal grandmother.

    Cock Sculpting

  • Still in shirt sleeves on the beach, I tried to capture the scene: with my fledgling photo skills I wasn't all that successful...but the caress of the warm air and the water-color sky remain etched on my memory.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • It's a dream of mine to set a water-color illustrated children's book in Kew.

    Life in the Garden

  • Lydie, who had been taught music by Schmucke, was herself a musician capable of composing; she could wash in a sepia drawing, and paint in gouache and water-color.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • Addendum: Mrs. Hulett thinks the above could be a water-color.

    The Mid-Week Hulett: Nevada Goldmine Town

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