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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.
Another delightful water-color illustrated collection of poems for children by Mary Alice Sutherland, "A Hibernating Bear and a Holiday Hare" is a collection of seventeen poems about the world seen through the eyes of the young and young at heart.
We can observe from the detailed, water-color illustrations done mostly in charcoal grays, black, and browns with a few splashes of bright colors, that the children live in a shantytown.
Water-color works became his new project once again, especially during his visits to Romania, Bulgaria and France.