- 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 paste 1. )
- In painting, the use of a thick-bodied paint to create sizable peaks and crests in an image.