|1.||[ noun ] (fine art) graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface|
"a small painting by Picasso" "he bought the painting as an investment" "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
|Related terms:||graphic_art watercolor portrait landscape oil_painting abstraction nude trompe_l'oeil miniature monochrome seascape semi-abstraction sand_painting pentimento mural icon finger_painting still_life daub finger-painting cityscape tanka distemper picture paint|
|2.||[ noun ] (fine art) making a picture with paints|
"he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
|Related terms:||art fine_arts oil_painting distemper impasto fresco|
|3.||[ noun ] (work) the act of applying paint to a surface|
"you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"
|Related terms:||application spatter finger_painting finger-painting spray_painting paint|
|4.||[ noun ] (work,housing,business) the occupation of a house painter|
"house painting was the only craft he knew"
|Related terms:||trade construction|