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Italian from impastare to make into a paste in- in (from Latin in–2) pasta paste (from Late Latin paste1)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
The generous glaze accretions of his pots are echoed by the thick impasto 's of many of his paintings.
The results I am aiming for would be something like traditional oils, not heavy impasto, and some very detailed work.
Paint applied thickly with a palette knife has a deep impasto.
A small amount of beeswax is sometimes used to give a chalky impasto reminiscent of fresco painting.
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