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Art Vocabulary - The letter Ww

by Andrea Mulder-Slater

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Definition: A translucent, water-based paint that comes in pans containing cakes of color or in tubes as a soft runny blend of stuff. Did you know that watercolor paint and chewy Halloween candies are essentially made of the same ingredients? Watercolor paint is made of gum arabic and pigment (or color) while the candies are made of gum arabic and sugar. No really.

Pronunciation: water·culler • (noun)

Alternate Spellings: Watercolour


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