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Glossary Of Terms


Wash: Used in watercolor painting, brush drawing, and occasionally in oil painting to describe a broad thin layer of diluted pigment or ink. Also refers to a drawing made in this technique.
Watercolor: A water-based paint that is a translucent wash of pigment; a painting produced with watercolors.
Wet-on-wet: A painting technique that is well-known as being the primary method of painting used by Bob Ross. Since lighter colors will usually mix with darker colors if laid over top of them while wet, the technique relies on painting from light colors up. This gives the painting a soft look, and allows the colors to be blended to the painter’s desire.




Zinc white: A common white pigment, zinc white is a brilliant white synthetically derived from the metal zinc.