Definition of oil painting in English:

oil painting

Syllabification: oil paint·ing


  • 1The art of painting with oil paints.
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    • With the encouragement of her son, also an artist, she experimented with various techniques: oil painting, coloured Indian inks, engraving, sculpture.
    • She specializes in various techniques, including oil painting and mixed media.
    • Many Indonesians practice Western arts, from oil painting to metal sculpture, the subjects of which are often inspired by Indonesian life and traditions.
  • 1.1A picture painted with oil paints.
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    • He made oil paintings and watercolors and attracted some attention with local art exhibitions.
    • Family Copies recreates oil paintings or watercolors by using an image from a digital or photographic source.
    • To her it doesn't matter if an image is a fine oil painting on canvas or a digital reproduction on a screen.

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