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To me, a drop of oil paint or a xerographic dot are the same thing - they're all just language.
Nate Lowman

Meaning of "oil paint" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OIL PAINT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OIL PAINT

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Oil paint is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OIL PAINT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oil paint

Oil paint

Oil paint is a type of slow-drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed oil. The viscosity of the paint may be modified by the addition of a solvent such as turpentine or white spirit, and varnish may be added to increase the glossiness of the dried oil paint film. Oil paints have been used in Europe since the 12th century for simple decoration, but were not widely adopted as an artistic medium until the early 15th century. Common modern applications of oil paint are in finishing and protection of wood in buildings and exposed metal structures such as ships and bridges. Its hard-wearing properties and luminous colors make it desirable for both interior and exterior use on wood and metal. Due to its slow-drying properties, it has recently been used in paint-on-glass animation. Thickness of coat has considerable bearing on time required for drying: thin coats of oil paint dry relatively quickly.

Definition of oil paint in the English dictionary

The definition of oil paint in the dictionary is paint made of pigment ground in oil, usually linseed oil, used for oil painting.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OIL PAINT

oil industry
oil installation
oil lamp
oil level
oil men
oil minister
oil of cloves
oil of turpentine
oil of vitriol
oil of wintergreen
oil painting
oil palm
oil pipeline
oil platform
oil pollution
oil press
oil pressure
oil producer
oil refinery
oil rig

WORDS THAT END LIKE OIL PAINT

bepaint
eggshell paint
emulsion paint
enamel paint
finger paint
gloss paint
greasepaint
lead paint
matt paint
mispaint
oil-based paint
outpaint
overpaint
paint
poster paint
repaint
saint
spray paint
unpaint
war paint
water paint

Synonyms and antonyms of oil paint in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «oil paint» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OIL PAINT

Find out the translation of oil paint to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oil paint from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oil paint» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

油画颜料
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pintura al óleo
570 millions of speakers

English

oil paint
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेल का रंग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الطلاء النفط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Масляная краска
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tinta a óleo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তেলে আকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

peinture à l´huile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

cat minyak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ölfarbe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

油絵の具
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유성 물감
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cat minyak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sơn dầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண்ணெய் வண்ணப்பூச்சு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तैल रंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yağlı boya
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

colore a olio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

farby olejne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

масляна фарба
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vopsea de ulei
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λαδομπογιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

olieverf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oljefärg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oljemaling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oil paint

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL PAINT»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oil paint

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4 QUOTES WITH «OIL PAINT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word oil paint.
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Dan Colen
As opposed to putting too much confidence in myself, or in an image or a scene or a set of brushes, I really want to allow the oil paint to perform, to show me the things that it wants to do, beyond my imagination.
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Ellsworth Kelly
I don't like acrylic because you can't get the density of color. And with each coat of oil paint, the surface gets better and richer.
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Nate Lowman
To me, a drop of oil paint or a xerographic dot are the same thing - they're all just language.
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Bill Viola
I think we're in an age where artists really have an incredible range of materials at their command now. They can use almost anything from household items - Jackson Pollock used house paint - to, you know, advanced computer systems, to good old oil paint and acrylic paint.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OIL PAINT»

Discover the use of oil paint in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oil paint and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Oil Portraits Step by Step
For hundreds of years, oil paint has been the favorite medium of portrait painters — and the key to its popularity lies in the unique character of the paint itself. What Is Oil Paint? Like every other kind of artists' colors, oil paint starts out as dry.
Wendon Blake, 1998
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Figure Painting in Oil
Be extravagant with pigment; oil paint is now being packed in one pound tubes just to make it easy for you to do this. A brand called Dana, manufactured by Permanent Pigments, sells paint in these big tubes. If you can't obtain these, get the ...
Douglas R. Graves, 1973
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Popular Mechanics
OIL-BASE PRIMER PRIMER OLECULES '<***"*&*+> >H* OIL-BASE PAINT WITHOUT OIL-PAINT MOLECULES WOOD OIL-BASE PAINT OVER OIL- TOPCOAT MOLECULES MOLECULAR DISPERSION PRIMER MOLECULES OIL-BASE ...
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Popular Mechanics
A brush with polyester or nylon bristles is suitable for latex or oil paint. If you're going to buy only one brush, make it polyester. Brushes made from hog bristle ( sometimes called China bristle) are best with oil paints and get limp when used with ...
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Painting the Elements: Weather Effects in Oil, Acrylic and ...
Oil paint has been popular for centuries for a number of reasons: • Oil in the paint allows the paint to spread easily. • Oil can dry to a thin durable film for detailed work. • Oil provides excellent adhesion for the pigment. • Oil adds transparency to  ...
Pam Wissman, Kelly C. Messerly, 2006
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Oil Landscapes Step by Step
Oil paint is amazingly versatile. If you enjoy working on location, you can pack all your tubes and brushes, your palette, plus a few canvas boards into a compact paintbox that's no bigger than a small valise. This box becomes a kind of traveling ...
Wendon Blake, 2001
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Helen Van Wyk's Favorite Color Recipes
... difficult "turning edge," the area between light and shad- ow."Anyone can get a likeness," Helen says, "but the trick is to make the model look human " 60 min. VHS $39.95, DVD $24.95 OIL PAINT APPLICATIONS: How to Individualize Your  ...
Helen Van Wyk, 2000
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Acrylic Painting: A Complete Guide
The gel will also preserve the absolute shape and texture of the stroke, like stiff oil paint. The thicker the stroke, the longer it takes to dry. (2) On your palette, blend some clear gel with some tube color, but don't add any water. Keep the ...
Wendon Blake, 1997
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Oil Painting For Dummies
If you work with your paints in a normal way, they should dry to the touch in a few days. Be careful about rushing the drying time of oil paint. Don't try to speed the drying by using heat or directing forced air on the painting. Not only is it bad for ...
Anita Marie Giddings, Sherry Stone Clifton, 2011
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Landscape Painting Inside and Out: Capture the Vitality of ...
Oil paint can be thick (right out of the tube), or it can be thinned with medium (see page 16). Thinned paint retains fewer brush marks and dries faster, making it useful for doing underpainting layers. Thickly applied paint, referred to as impasto, ...
Kevin Macpherson, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OIL PAINT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oil paint is used in the context of the following news items.
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MAG exhibit celebrates regional artists
Medium: Oil paint. Website:christinesullivan.com. Christine Sullivan wasn't sure she could make a career as a full-time artist until she was ... «Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Jul 15»
2
Provincetown artist, cabaret singer & celebrity Ilona, 94, makes her …
Her medium of choice is sanguine crayon, with its blood-red and flesh-colored hues, and light oil paint. These drawings-paintings are delicate, ... «Wicked Local Wellfleet, Jul 15»
3
7/17-8/22 Paintings by Bette Alexander at the West Kortright Centre
Her expressionist paintings are inspired by the vibrant cultures of people from around the world and are made with oil paint and oil sticks on ... «Watershed post, Jul 15»
4
AT THE GALLERIES : Christopher Porter's work combines objects …
He was driven to find the same perfection of colour balance in real life as it was crafted in oil paint by the 18th century artists. He worked with ... «TheChronicleHerald.ca, Jul 15»
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Hammer Museum Shows Paintings by Nest Magazine Founder …
The artist begins by applying thin layers of oil paint on pieces of polished slate and marble. He then uses a tool to carve into the paint, marking ... «Architectural Digest, Jul 15»
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Local youth painting wins award
Faith's painting was done with oil paint. She has experience with oil paint and water colors as well. “I've done a lot of oil painting work,” Faith ... «Madisonville Meteor, Jul 15»
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A Portrait of a Portrait Artist
I am a painter and draughtsman working in oil paint and mixed media. My paintings are figurative and I work from observation and often on ... «BrentfordTW8.com, Jul 15»
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Consignment items attract customers to see couple's artwork
The pieces are decorated with oil paint. “Every piece is unique,” Luis said. “It is for decoration only.” He entered art competitions in Charlotte ... «Shelby Star, Jul 15»
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Bird art takes flight on bagel shop walls
The other half the artist has captured in oil paint are summer birds such as goldfinches, robins, yellow- and orange-crowned warblers and lazuli ... «Jackson Hole News&Guide, Jul 15»
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The beauty of the printed word
She does like Impressionism and considers oil paint to be one of her favorite mediums to work with. She also cited the teaching and guidance ... «Sedalia Democrat, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oil paint [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oil-paint>. Jun 2020 ».
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