Valerie Lynch Art


Abstract art
art that does not attempt to represent external, recognizable reality but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.

- of, relating to, or denoting paints based on acrylic resin as a medium : acrylic colors in an acrylic painting.

understood by few; mysterious or secret

  • processes as old and arcane as the language of the law
  • mysterious, secret; enigmatic, esoteric, cryptic, obscure, abstruse, recondite, recherché, impenetrable, opaque.

    noun ( pl. -ties)
    - a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, esp. the sight :

  • I was struck by her beauty
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    - a combination of qualities that pleases the intellect or moral sense.
    - [as adj. ] denoting something intended to make a woman more attractive :
  • beauty products or beauty treatment.

  • - a beautiful or pleasing thing or person, in particular
    - a beautiful woman.
    - an excellent specimen or example of something :
  • the fish was a beauty, around 14 pounds.
  • Encaustic
    - an ancient medium that flourished over 2000 years ago in Greco-Roman Egypt in painting and ceramics using pigments mixed with hot wax
    - the art or process of encaustic painting.
    ORIGIN late 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek enkaustikos, from enkaiein 'burn in,' from en- 'in' + kaiein 'to burn.'

    of an artist or work of art representing forms that are recognizably derived from life.

    Giclee (zhee-klay) The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from hgh resolution ditgital scans and printed with achival quality inks onto various

    - all the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal : the giant cacti that dominate this landscape.
    - a picture representing an area of countryside : [as adj. ] a landscape painter.
    - the genre of landscape painting.
    - figurative the distinctive features of a particular situation or intellectual activity : the event transformed the political landscape.

    cultivating the presence of God through meditation contemplation, thought, thinking, musing, pondering, consideration, reflection, deliberation, rumination, brooding, reverie, concentration; prayer;

    noun ( pl. -dia or -diums )
    - The intervening substance through which impressions are conveyed to the senses
    - the substance in which an organism lives or is cultured : grow bacteria in a nutrient-rich medium.
    - a liquid (e.g., oil or water) with which pigments are mixed to make paint.
    - the material or form used by an artist, composer, or writer : oil paint is the most popular medium for glazing.

    - a single print taken from a design created in paint or printing ink on glass, metal or another appropriate surface.

    denoting or in the manner of a 19th-century style of painting outdoors, or with a strong sense of the open air, that became a central feature of French Impressionism.
    ORIGIN from French en plein air 'in the open air.'

    - (of energy or its source) not permanently depleted when used : a shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
    noun (usu. renewables)
    - a source of energy that is not depleted by use, such as water, wind, or solar power.

    of, relating to, or characterized by representation : representational democracy.
    - relating to or denoting art that aims to depict the physical appearance of things. Contrasted with abstract.

    of, relating to, or determined by the sun : solar radiation.
    - relating to or denoting energy derived from the sun's rays: solar heating.
    ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin solaris, from sol 'sun.'

    Still life
    noun ( pl. still lifes)
    a painting or drawing of an arrangement of objects, typically including fruit and flowers and objects contrasting with these in texture, such as bowls and glassware.
    - this type or genre of painting or drawing.

    (Definitions are from the Oxford American Dictionary.)



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