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daub

an unskilful or crude painting

daub

1. A material such as clay, mortar, mud, or plaster (often mixed with straw), used as infilling between logs, as a coating over walls, or as plaster in wattle-and-daub.
2. To coat roughly with plaster or mud.
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The key to success is to remain invested long-term, not buying and selling to time the market or snapping up the latest fad stock," said Daubs.
The striped borders of The New Grove of Trees on the Edge of Town and Behind Every Dark Cloud Is Another Dark Cloud have small daubs and smears of paint on them, almost as if they'd been carelessly leaned against another, still-wet painting.
Her marks include (1) choppy vertical smears, rather like a color test, usually in pairs, (2) thin "washes" of pastel hues (lime, flesh, rose, slate blue), (3) daubs of impasto, almost always on top of other paint, (4) slashing strokes, long and stiff, vaguely scimitar-like, (5) eroding or "melting" once-geometric rectangles, mounds, or blobs, and (6) drips.
And though the pancakes can be a mite dry, wrapping crispy duck, a sprinkling of cucumber shavings and chopped scallions plus a few daubs of sweet, rich hoisin sauce can definitely be rewarding.
Here Owens explores a full range of textures in the collaged elements and the paint itself: The monkeys' black fur is soak-stained into the canvas like ink into paper, while a spiderweb in the tree and flower petals among the undergrowth below are composed of impastoed daubs of paint.
He could paint thin and flat and thick impasto; make purple daubs glitter like jewels, patches of white paint seem liquid, whole paintings resemble stained glass; seamless transitions, strong variations, and so on.
There is something discreetly mesmerizing about his way of laying on paint: broad slabs of paint that establish the skeleton of landscape; daubs and smears that create the effects of limpid streams, frothy clouds, and murmurousleaves.
His canvases magnify minute portions of a pastoral universe at which he's hurled daubs of paint the color of cow dung.