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watercolor

Syllabification: wa·ter·col·or
Pronunciation: /ˈwôdərˌkələr
 
, ˈwädərˌkələr
 
/
(British watercolour)

Definition of watercolor in English:

noun

(also watercolors)
1Artists' paint made with a water-soluble binder such as gum arabic, and thinned with water rather than oil, giving a transparent color.
Example sentences
  • She was a life-long nonsmoker and an artist, painting with watercolor and acrylics.
  • There are paintings on acrylic, canvas and handmade paper done with poster colours, watercolours, oil paints and even pens.
  • Besides his work as an architect, Mockbee is an artist who uses collage, watercolor, and oil paint.
1.1A picture painted with watercolors.
Example sentences
  • Elegant oil paintings alternated with picturesque watercolours, while a number of acrylic paintings enlivened the display spread over two rooms at the gallery.
  • Blackadder is exhibiting watercolours and oil paintings.
  • Family Copies recreates oil paintings or watercolors by using an image from a digital or photographic source.
1.2The art of painting with watercolors, especially using a technique of producing paler colors by diluting rather than by adding white.
Example sentences
  • There, he has lived for the past 30 years, mastering lithography, oil painting, watercolor, gouache, drawing, engraving, sculpture and ceramics.
  • In the late 1920s he was introduced to watercolour by visiting artist Rex Battarbee, who later became his agent.

Derivatives

watercolorist

1
noun
Example sentences
  • When pursuing a bachelor's degree in art, she was introduced to watercolor and has been a watercolorist ever since.
  • Primarily a watercolorist, Dixon also works in oil and acrylics.
  • He was born at Blackrock, near Dublin, into a cultured family: his father (a solicitor) and his brother (an architect) were good amateur watercolourists.

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