Definition of oil painting in English:

oil painting

Syllabification: oil paint·ing

noun

1The art of painting with oil paints.
More example sentences
  • 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.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of oil painting in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day flippant
Pronunciation: ˈflɪp(ə)nt
adjective
not showing a serious or respectful attitude