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oil painting

the art or technique of painting with oil colors.
a painting executed in oil colors.
Origin of oil painting
First recorded in 1775-85
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oil painter, noun Unabridged
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  • All this, with some oil painting and free-fall workouts in the gym, passed the time.

    The Repairman Harry Harrison
  • For a short time he took lessons in oil painting from a German.

    Historic Boyhoods

    Rupert Sargent Holland
  • I really think I will make it the subject of an oil painting.

    Doctor Jones' Picnic S. E. Chapman
  • And to tell you the truth, I like it no better than the oil painting.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • oil painting was not dreamt of, nor anything like a lead pencil for drawing.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 Francis Marion Crawford
  • I have an idea that they will let that oil painting alone for quite a season now.

    It Pays to Smile Nina Wilcox Putnam
British Dictionary definitions for oil painting

oil painting

a picture painted with oil paints
the art or process of painting with oil paints
(informal) he's no oil painting, he is not good-looking
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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