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watercolour

(US), watercolor
1. 
a. water-soluble pigment, applied in transparent washes and without the admixture of white pigment in the lighter tones
b. any water-soluble pigment, including opaque kinds such as gouache and tempera
2. 
a. a painting done in watercolours
b. (as modifier): a watercolour masterpiece
3. the art or technique of painting with such pigments
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The watercolour, it might seem, is simply too 'feminine' for the modern artist--too redolent of aristocratic ladies, of refined Georgian or Victorian gentlemen, or of enthusiastic amateurs and Sunday artists.
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Charcoal and watercolour with graphite on watercolour paper, 2002
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