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Painting (image-making)

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Use for the art and practice of applying pigments to a surface to create an expressive or communicative image. For the application of paint primarily to protect a surface, use "painting (coating)."

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painted (images)


12yrs ago

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Draughtsman: Rigden, Geoff

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