Definition of Scumbling

1. n. A mode of obtaining a softened effect, in painting and drawing, by the application of a thin layer of opaque color to the surface of a painting, or part of the surface, which is too bright in color, or which requires harmonizing.



Definition of Scumbling

1. Verb. (present participle of scumble) ¹

2. Noun. An application of scumbling; an opaque glaze. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scumbling

1. scumble [v] - See also: scumble

Medical Definition of Scumbling

1. 1. A mode of obtaining a softened effect, in painting and drawing, by the application of a thin layer of opaque colour to the surface of a painting, or part of the surface, which is too bright in colour, or which requires harmonizing. In crayon drawing, the use of the stump. 2. The colour so laid on. Also used figuratively. "Shining above the brown scumbling of leafless orchards." (L. Wallace) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scumbling

scultch
scultches
scum
scum-ridden
scum bag
scum of the earth
scumbag
scumbaggery
scumbags
scumbered
scumbers
scumble
scumbled
scumbles
scumbling (current term)
scumblings
scumbria
scumbucket
scumbuckets
scumfish
scumless
scumlike
scummed
scummers
scummier
scummiest
scummily
scumminess

Literary usage of Scumbling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Materials for a History of Oil Painting by Charles Lock Eastlake (1869)
"CONTRAST OF SURFACE IN scumbling. THE contrast between the delicacy of ... The beauty of scumbling is not displayed unless it float round such sharp, ..."

2. A Guide to the Paintings of Venice: Being an Historical and Critical Account by Frank Tryon Charles (1895)
"scumbling. scumbling resembles glazing in that a very thin coat is spread lightly over portions of the work, but the colour used is opaque instead of ..."

3. Conversations of James Northcote, R. A. with James Ward, on Art and Artists by James Northcote, James Ward (1901)
"... in harmony—The Royal Academy—On colouring again—" Fine colouring is lost on the generality of mankind "—A word on scumbling—Gandy a great colourist—The ..."

4. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"But if fiery geniuses do not like this method of scumbling, let them only mark the parts slightly, ..."

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