oil paint


: paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle

Examples of oil paint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are paintings he’s made, inspiration scattered from friends, and canvases brimming with textured layers of oil paint and spray paint tucked around every corner. Irvin Zhang, Kansas City Star, 7 Feb. 2024 Inspired by the stained glass window in the church, Bethany Blanks created a mixed media piece using digital drawings as well as acrylic and oil paints. Shauna Stuart | Sstuart@al.com, al, 26 Aug. 2023 Things might have been different for Mickalene Thomas if oil paint wasn’t so expensive. Shane O’Neill, Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2023 There have also been studies examining the mechanical properties of oil paints and other paints used by artists, with an eye toward reducing the formation of small cracks and undesirable patterns as the paint dries. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 2 Oct. 2023 Collages made from oil paint, jute and rough canvas hung on the walls. Alex Traub, New York Times, 29 Dec. 2023 Whether employing ink, pencil or oil paint, Tinkler devises pictures of labyrinthine complexity. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2023 Mariah’s Art Mariah uses mixed-media mosaics, including acrylic paint, oil paint, and oil pastels, for her various pieces of artwork. Mecca Pryor, Essence, 29 Aug. 2023 The artist works most frequently with diluted oil paints but sometimes shifts to fast-drying egg tempera. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oil paint was in 1759

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“Oil paint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20paint. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

oil paint

: paint made with a drying oil
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