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painter,

animal: see pumapuma
or cougar
, New World member of the cat family, Puma concolor. Also known as mountain lion, catamount, panther, and painter, it ranges from S British Columbia to the southern tip of South America. The puma is slenderly built, with a lionlike face.
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Painter

A craftsperson skilled in the preparation and application of paint, lacquer, and varnishes to wood, plaster, and other surfaces.

painter

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(meteorology)
A fog frequently experienced on the coast of Peru; the brownish deposit which it often leaves upon exposed surfaces is sometimes called Peruvian paint. Also known as Callao painter.

painter

Nautical a line attached to the bow of a boat for tying it up

Painter

A full-featured paint program for Macintosh and Windows from Corel. Part of Corel's illustration and design line of products, Painter is the most sophisticated paint program on the market with an array of tool palettes that is simply remarkable. It can simulate natural painting styles, such as oil, watercolor and charcoal, on almost every kind of paper texture. Painter's packaging used to be as unique as the product... a paint can! In 2000, Corel acquired Painter from MetaCreations Corporation, Carpenteria, CA (formerly Fractal Design Corporation).


An Electronic Paintbox
Painter offers the most amazing variety of painting tools on the market. You can fine tune your brushes, felt pens, ink pens and chalk and even simulate different types of paper. The number of settings is staggering, and the tools shown here offer only a glimmer of this program's amazing repertoire.








Oil or Pixels?
Believe it or not, this "oil" was created in Painter 5 on the Macintosh by Rhoda Grossman using brush strokes with Painter's Van Gogh cloner. Named "Clo-nay, France," the impasto look (thick paint) was accomplished with Painter's Apply Surface Texture command. (Image courtesy of Rhoda Grossman, www.digitalpainting.com)
References in classic literature ?
It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself.
The story is simply this," said the painter after some time.
He is all my art to me now," said the painter gravely.
But would you call the painter a creator and maker?
For example: A painter will paint a cobbler, carpenter, or any other artist, though he knows nothing of their arts; and, if he is a good artist, he may deceive children or simple persons, when he shows them his picture of a carpenter from a distance, and they will fancy that they are looking at a real carpenter.
The poet is like a painter who, as we have already observed, will make a likeness of a cobbler though he understands nothing of cobbling; and his picture is good enough for those who know no more than he does, and judge only by colours and figures.
Followed as he followed it, with a skilful reticence, in a kind of social chiaroscuro, it was still possible for the polite to call him a professional painter.
Dick thought it remarkable that a painter should choose to work over an absinthe in a public cafe, and looked the man over.
These two points accomplished, he went in search of the painter who was to paint the sign; and he was soon found.
This spasm of despair alarmed the painter, and even Ginevra, whose own nature comprehended that of the young man.
By Servin's invitation, the officer had seated himself on a divan, and the painter, after removing the sling which supported the arm of his guest, was undoing the bandages in order to dress the wound.
Before long Mademoiselle Thirion made known that she thought it improper to attend the classes of a painter whose opinions were tainted with patriotism and Bonapartism (in those days the terms were synonymous), and she ceased her attendance at the studio.