underpainting

noun
un·​der·​paint·​ing | \ ˈən-dər-ˌpān-tiŋ How to pronounce underpainting (audio) \

Definition of underpainting

: preliminary painting especially : such painting done on a canvas or panel and covered completely or partially by the final layers of paint

Examples of underpainting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. courant.com, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 21 Nov. 2019 Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. courant.com, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 21 Nov. 2019 Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. courant.com, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 21 Nov. 2019 Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. courant.com, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 21 Nov. 2019 Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. courant.com, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 21 Nov. 2019 Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. courant.com, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 21 Nov. 2019 Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. courant.com, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 11 Oct. 2019 In starting work on a piece, Hirsh typically uses both oils and an iPad to start with a small sketch to create an underpainting. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "Local artist to open exhibit at Oak Park Arms Sept. 8," 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of underpainting

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Underpainting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underpainting. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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