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Tools and Techniques Used in Painting

  1. Atelier : artist’s studio
  2. Batik : painting on wax treated cloth
  3. Cartoon : full size, preliminary painting or sketch for complete work
  4. Collage : pasting together bits of found objects
  5. Cool-colors – blue green colors of the spectrum
  6. Crayon: small stick or chalk, colored wax or charcoal used for painting
  7. Easel: vertical framework for supporting painting in progress
  8. Finger paint: water soluble, non-toxic paint applied with fingers
  9. Fresco : technique of painting directly on a wet plaster surface
  10. Gilding : application of gold leaf for picture surface
  11. Glaze: thin translucent layer of cover
  12. Hue : distinct quality of a color a spectrum
  13. Iconography : represent in painting or drawing
  14. Limn: represent in painting or drawing
  15. Mandorla : halo of light on holy figures
  16. Monochromatic : having a single color scheme
  17. Oeuvre: entire body of an artist’s work
  18. Palette: handled board for mixing colors
  19. Polychromatic : painted in many colors
  20. Restoration : repair of damaged or worn out painting
  21. Secco: painting or dry plaster on wall or ceiling
  22. Vignette : small decorative painting used at intervals in books
  23. Grotesque : work involving animal, human and plant forms
  24. Genre: realistic depiction of scenes from everyday domestic life
  25. Altarpiece: devotional image in place of worship
  26. Curator: person in charge of museum and objects in it

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