This week’s Thursday Writing Prompt is a vocabulary booster. Since I’m reading all about the Renaissance, I’m going to give you a list of art-related terms to work into your writing. As with the other posts on vocabulary, you have to do the work of looking them up if you’re not already familiar with them.
Here are some basic art terms, although the list is far from complete:
Achromatic Acrylic Armature Chiaroscuro Composition Egg Tempera Fresco Impasto Oxides Perspective Secco Fresco Underpainting
Now, to add some pizazz, here’s a second list of art terms. These are names of oil paint colors. Some of them are named after the ingredient used to color the paint and have been in common usage for many years, while others are descriptive or perhaps given by the manufacturer of the paint. Consider adding some of these names to your writing instead of using the basic color names.
Titanium white Cadmium yellow Naples yellow Alizarin yellow Cadmium red Quinacridone magenta Ultramarine violet Sevres blue Phthalo blue Viridian Prussian blue Veronese green Sap green Payne's grey Raw sienna Red ochre Mars red Dutch brown Van Dyke brown Lamp black