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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scumble.


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  • Did some overzealous conservator remove some blue scumbles or glazes?

    Daybreak Blues

  • My idea is to add some freeform scumbles over the top in a riot of colours but just tiny bits here and there.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • There, among them all, the painter bends over his canvas seeking to perfect the glazes and scumbles of his pearly tints, or trying to realize some dream of a face that haunts his fancy with its exquisite smile.

    Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497

  • When I discovered the early watercolors at the Farnsworth about 10 years ago I stood right up to the surface of these paintings to see all the washes and brush scumbles and tears and splatters.

    Mary Richmond Design


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