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Noun1.water-color - water-soluble pigmentwater-color - water-soluble pigment    
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
2.water-color - a water-base paint (with water-soluble pigments)water-color - a water-base paint (with water-soluble pigments); used by artists
gouache - an opaque watercolor prepared with gum
water-base paint - paint in which water is used as the vehicle
3.water-color - a painting produced with watercolorswater-color - a painting produced with watercolors
gouache - a watercolor executed with opaque watercolors mixed with gum
painting, picture - 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"
wash drawing, wash - a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
4.water-color - the art or technique of painting with watercolors
painting - creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
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But each vacation he brought home larger and larger drawings with the satiny rendering of landscape, and water-colors in vivid greens, together with manuscript books full of exercises and problems, in which the handwriting was all the finer because he gave his whole mind to it.
Water-color works became his new project once again, especially during his visits to Romania, Bulgaria and France.
Consumers can also participate online at the Malibu By U microsite, where they can create their own online version of the Malibu bottle using digital tools such as a paint-ball, jeweler, calligraphy and water-color.
Maggie, who has already been trained to play the harmonica and paint in water-color with her trunk, will have to be trained to use the 20-foot-long treadmill.