- painting in which the paint is laid thickly on the canvas
- paint so laid on
Origin of impastoItalian ; from impastare: see impaste
- The application of thick layers of pigment to a canvas or other surface in painting.
- The paint so applied.
Origin of impastoItalian, from impastare, to make into a paste : in-, in (from Latin; see in–2) + pasta, paste (from Late Latin; see paste1).
- In painting, the use of a thick-bodied paint to create sizable peaks and crests in an image.