From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_245_fpaintingpaint‧ing /ˈpeɪntɪŋ/ ●●● S3 W2 noun 1 [countable]AVP a painted picture that you put on a wall for people to see a collection of valuable paintingspainting of There was a large painting of his father on the wall. Can you help me hang this painting
(=put it on a wall)? → oil painting2 [uncountable]AVP the act or skill of making a picture, using paints Degas’ style of painting the Cubist school of painting (=a particular style used by a group of people)3 [uncountable]DHTB the work of covering a wall, house etc with paintpainting and decorating British English
Examples from the Corpuspainting• painting and decorating• I try to avoid objects which limit a painting in space and time.• a painting of the Grand Canal in Venice by Canaletto• The museum has an impressive collection of early 20th century American paintings.• He's taking a class in drawing and painting.• If it rains, the programme will be aerobics, papiermâché mask making, craft work and painting etc.• This perhaps explains the strident colors which characterize his paintings as certainly it suggests the source of their extreme verisimilitude.• Gaugin is famous for his paintings of native women on the Pacific island of Tahiti.• The sight before him was reminiscent of a modernistic painting of Hell.• an exhibition of paintings by French artists• an oil painting of Columbus• Dali did several paintings of his wife.• This painting has become a veritable obsession and he has returned to it repeatedly over the past thirty years.• I always regret those paintings very much.painting and decorating• On 20 September 1828 he married Ann, daughter of John Newton, owner of a painting and decorating firm.• He worked his way up from kitchen porter, assistant cook, employment at a casino and by painting and decorating.• These days he lives with his wife, Sonia, in New Zealand and runs a successful painting and decorating business.• Changing career to change your life Access to Painting and Decorating Short cut to painting and decorating job opportunities.