Part of speech: noun

The act or art of using paints; a painted picture.

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Usage examples "painting":

  1. Speaking of art, your grandfather gave you a painting. - "Joe Burke's Last Stand", John Moncure Wetterau.
  2. On his part, he claims that it will not help the interpretation of soul, by painting body ill. - "The Madonna in Art", Estelle M. Hurll.
  3. The visitors ate, and, looking at Dymov, thought, " He really is a nice fellow"; but they soon forgot about him, and went on talking about the theatre, music, and painting. - "The Wife and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.