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ACTIONS

to compose
to depict
to render
render sth + adj
to paint
to portray
to represent sth with...
to juxtopose
to use

Colloc
a letter/music
an object/sth you can see
to render something
harmless/useless/ineffective

(blots of ink)
(blobs intermingles
of primary colours)
closely
dots of
paint
a palette sensitive to the
coldsmallest
colours, NUANCE
but sharp in
key.
brightly
colored
pigments
a touch of
charcoal
and the

to apply the medium


to make deft use of...between
to make
to be painted
to light up
to darken
sth glows with
to burst in
to suggest a
to convey
to transmit
to infuse...with
to endow...with
to endow...with a sense of...
to infuse...with...
to create

(the paint) is filled with


to keep
to spark
to cast down
to flow from

background hills darken in


hue
a striking color scheme
a monochromatic
palette
in broad, transparent
washes
white patches
faint pencils traces
in various tones/shades of blue
with a tinge of +colour
an image
in hue
trees and mountains glow
with a radiant blue
vibrant colours
soft green
feelings

mystery
life
glowing warmth
shimmering reflections
a sense of size and seclusion
a sensation of depth
swirling
clouds
the eyes
moving
about the
painting
memories (of our own)
a sense of stability onto sth
smbd's paint brush

Description of colours
Adjectives to describe colours
shimmering
shining
warm
bold
brilliant
electric
flamboyant
full
garish (chillon)
gaudy (chillon)
intense
loud
lurid (chillon)
lustruous
rich
shimmering
shinning
strident
sumptuous
vibrant
cool
soft
pastel
lavish (tipo pastel)
subdued (discretos)
muted
delicate
subtle
pale
exquisite
fluorescent
iridescent (tornasolado)
saturated
somber
Blazing (centellante)
Fiery
Vibrant
Icy
Steel
Golden
Amber
Mossy (musgoso)
Chalky
Silvery

Colours

Burgundy (borgoa)
Chestnut (castao)
Crimson (carmes)
Ginger (rojizo)
Jet black (negro azabache)
Mauve (malva)
Navy
Scarlet (rojo pasion)
Turqoise

RED
BLUE
GRAY
YELLOW
GREEN/PURPLE
WHITE

Colloctions

Painting techniques

an array of + ing
a compendium of techniques
(applying)

translucent glazes of white

(manipulating)
(using)
(gluing)
(collaging)

Expressions to characterize artist


to be skilled at/in
a painter of great skill
a talented person
to have a talent for
someone's most pronounced talent lies in a
thorough knowledge of
to be a man of many/rare talents
to be a gifted person
to have a gift for
gisfts bestowed upon the artist by God/the
gods
to be endowed by nature with msny
gifts/taletns
to be a born wih an artistic endowement
to have/get the knack of.../of it
to have a flair for...
to show great aptitude in/for...
to excel at/in/as
to display great versability
to be an accomplished painter

onto sth

thick impasto
rills of black paint
washes of white
an area of red
a dry brush technique
pieces of cloth
a few images onto

ADJ
(un)natural
abstract
distorted
twisted
geometric(al)
biomorphic
metaphoric(al)
elongates
simplified
symmetric(al)
origianal
straight
decisive
surging
oblique
capricious
curved
sinous
undulating
masterful
rough
grainy
coarse (grueso, aspera)
porous
crumbly
crunchy
supple (suave/elastica)
smooth
flawless
polished
silky
velvety (aterciopelada)
spongy
Forceful
Broken
Soft
Slanted (violentas)
Thick
Parallel

NOUN

FORMS
SHAPES
FIGURES

LINES

TEXTURE

BRUSHTROKES

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