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im·pas·to

 (ĭm-păs′tō, -pä′stō)
n. pl. im·pas·tos
1. The application of thick layers of pigment to a canvas or other surface in painting.
2. The paint so applied.

[Italian, from impastare, to make into a paste : in-, in (from Latin; see in-2) + pasta, paste (from Late Latin; see paste1).]

impasto

(ɪmˈpæstəʊ)
n
1. (Art Terms) paint applied thickly, so that brush and palette knife marks are evident
2. (Art Terms) the technique of applying paint in this way
[C18: from Italian, from impastare; see impaste]

im•pas•to

(ɪmˈpæs toʊ, -ˈpɑ stoʊ)

n.
1. the laying on of paint thickly.
2. the paint so laid on.
3. enamel or slip applied to a ceramic object to form a decoration in low relief.
[1775–85; < Italian, n. derivative of impastare to impaste]

impasto

1. In painting, the thick application of paint.
2. In ceramics, the application of enamel or slip to a ceramic object to form a decoration in low relief.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impasto - painting that applies the pigment thickly so that brush or palette knife marks are visible
painting - creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
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What was particularly enjoyable about this project was we used an impasto medium on wall surface and paintings, which gave a textured, impasto effect dimension to the paintings when viewed closely.
It's fun to try a variety of impasto effects, so present the possibilities to your students.
Its versatility is explored with close-ups of pigments thinned with water for use in traditional watercolor techniques, used with opaque white for gouache, or piled layer on layer with a palette knife for impasto effects.