Definition of painting
1 : a product of painting; especially : a work produced through the art of painting
2 : the art or occupation of painting
Examples of painting in a Sentence
They hung the painting in the living room.
The woman in that painting is my grandmother.
I like painting more than sculpture.
He is studying abstract painting.
She wants to devote all her time to painting.
The room is ready for painting.
Recent Examples of painting from the Web
Feb. 14, 2016: Rob celebrates his first Valentine's Day with Chyna by gifting her with a huge tree of red roses and a giant painting of his girl overlaid with the lyrics to a John Legend song.
First, Madeline outlined the cuticles with liquid latex, ensuring no glitter fallout post-painting.
Beneath Julia Williams, Caffy Whitney Studio, Painting –
Entertainment includes face painting and a kids’ DJ in the Fountain Plaza, giveaways and crafts.
Activities include pony rides, inflatables, petting zoo, stick horse races, face painting and more.
Allen Moyer's set and James Schuette's costumes suggest a contemporary take on iconic Thomas Hart Benton paintings of the Dust Bowl era.
Arts District Co-Op Flea Market + Live Music Formerly Arts District Flea, the 15,000-square-foot space hosts more than two dozen stores offering everything from jewelry and apparel to home goods and oversize paintings by L.A. artisans.
Inside, the sweeping collections of sculptures and paintings, weapons and armor, musical instruments, costumes, fashion art, and more—over two million artworks, total—are tended by curators and scholars in 17 different departments.
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First Known Use of painting
PAINTING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of painting for English Language Learners
: a picture that is painted : a picture made by putting paint on a canvas, board, etc.
: the art or act of making pictures using paint
: the activity of painting houses, walls, etc.
PAINTING Defined for Kids
Definition of painting for Students
1 : a work of art made with paint
2 : the art or occupation of creating pictures with paint
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