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  • n. Gouache.


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body + color


  • The method of mixing concentrated watercolor pigments with a vehicle that is made with fish gelatin (isinglass jelly) or animal gelatin (size) — without the addition of any white pigment — is traditionally called bodycolor (or distemper in England).

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • In keeping with Hyundai's high-value approach to standard equipment, the Accent GS offers standard automatic transmission, air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, maplights, rear wiper, and bodycolor mirrors and door handles.

    Autoblog Green

  • 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.

    American Artist

  • Clearly, a bodycolor was used to obscure the dark of her shoulder.

    American Artist

  • This is not a black-and-white issue -- one can apply watercolor thickly enough to render it opaque, or scumble a bodycolor lightly enough to make it slightly transparent.

    American Artist

  • With bodycolor, light bounces off the paint's surface.

    American Artist


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