watercolor has definitions from the fields of fine art,color
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[ noun ] (fine art) a painting produced with watercolors

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watercolour

Used in print

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

`` I am thoroughly convinced that most watercolors suffer because the artist expects nature will do his composing for him ; as a result , such pictures are only a literal translation of what the artist finds in the scene before him .

When this occurs , I make the change on the sketch or on the final watercolor - if I have been working on a full sheet in the field .

`` When working from one of my sketches I square it up and project its linear form freehand to the watercolor sheet with charcoal .

I work on a watercolor easel in the field , and frequently resort to a large garden umbrella to protect my eyes from undue strain .

In analyzing the watercolors of Roy_Mason , the first thing that comes_to_mind is their essential decorativeness , yet this word has such a varied connotation that it needs some elaboration here .

Related terms

painting wash gouache

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[ noun ] (color) a water-base paint (with water-soluble pigments); used by artists

Synonyms

watercolour

Used in print

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

He worked in oil for years before beginning his work in watercolor , and his first public recognition and early honors , including his election to the Academy , were for his essays in the heavier medium .

Gradually watercolor claimed his greater affection until today it has become his major , if not exclusive , technique .

First I make preliminary watercolor sketches in quarter scale ( approximately * * f inches ) in which I pay particular attention to the design principles of three simple values - the lightest light , the middle tone , and the darkest dark - by reducing the forms of my subject to these large patterns .

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water-base_paint gouache

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[ verb ] (fine art) paint with watercolors

Synonyms

watercolour

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paint art watercolorist

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[ noun ] (color) water-soluble pigment

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pigment

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