|Painting technique that gives a soft hazy effect. The word comes from the Latin for smoke. Leonardo DaVinci often used it, e.g. in the Mona Lisa
|Paint like a watercolour, but opaque, so it can be layered and you can't see the paper or canvas underneath.
|Applying paint to a canvas in a very thick layer so that it has a raised texture. Sometimes the paint is mixed directly on the canvas. Examples include work by Vincent Van Gogh and Jackson Pollock.
|A painting on three hinged panels, often used as altarpiece art. An example is Giotto's Stefaneschi Triptych
|Technique that uses contrasting light & shadow, for bold effect. E.g Caravaggio. (Italian: chiaro=light, scuro=dark)
|Type of mural (wall painting) where paint is applied directly on wet plaster. (fresco = fresh). Difficult to repair e.g. Ecce Homo
|Applying small dots of paint with the point of a brush. The closer the dots, the darker the shade appears
|A permanent, fast drying paint. Usually egg is used to bind the pigment.
|A painting that tricks the eye with an optical illusion, e.g. many of Salvador Dali's paintings
|En plein air
|En plein air means that the artist painted outside (in the fresh air) rather than in a studio. They paint the landscape as they look at it rather than use photographs or memory.