- a pigment for which water and not oil is used as the vehicle.
- the art or technique of painting with such pigments.
- a painting or design executed in such pigments by this technique.
Origin of watercolor
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Examples from the Web for watercolor
Collectively, they span almost every technique and medium—from color pencil and markers to oil sticks and watercolor.O.J., Martha, Jagger, and Manson: Capturing Celebrities in the Dock
May 29, 2014
I did a watercolor of Blondie--of Debbie Harry--because I was writing articles about girl groups.Kim Gordon: Going Solo After Sonic Youth, and Why She Identifies With ‘Girls’
April 10, 2014
The Daily Pic: A watercolor shows how the great painter mixed the radical and the trite.Cezanne's Cliches
August 16, 2013
“It was actually my first watercolor,” Richards said of the iconic image.‘Jurassic Park’ Turns 20: Film Memories With Ariana Richards
April 6, 2013
I first worked with Mouly in 1994, when a watercolor drawing of mine was considered for a cover, and then ran inside.New Yorker Covers You Weren’t Meant to See
May 7, 2012
He exhibited a watercolor facade elevation, stretching his arms wide and holding the paper in front of his face.When Egypt Went Broke
Instruction is given in watercolor drawing by Mr. Ross Turner.
Word Origin and History for watercolor
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