Realism – Two meanings of art, one it means depicting the mundane life, and two it means representational accuracy in a painting. See also Hyper-Realism.
Reception – Generally, a gathering of art collectors (or moochers) that pre-dates an art show.
Round Brush – Not really round, this brush is long and tapered, used to make lines and dots.
Residencies – A dedicated apartment building where artists and musicians live.
Saturation – Intensity of color, or lack thereof
Scale – See tonal value.
Script Liner Brush – A long tapered brush that enables thin continuous strokes.
Scumble – An artist made up term for scrubbing in or glazing on an opaque color onto a transparent color.
Silhouette – A solid colored image
Shadow box – A box frame that a picture sits within that causes a three dimensional effect.
Solvent – Used to thin paints
Spatter – Technique in paintings that is the splattering wet paint.
Split Complimentary – See complimentary.
Stained Glass – An art technique of using colored glass to create a mosaic that is best seen with light behind it.
Stencil – A pattern or design, such as letters that are cut into a sheet of paper, plastic, metal or board with the purpose of reproducing onto a surface with inks or paints.
Still Life – A painting of immovable, unchanging objects, generally items that are placed on a table, with a constant, even light source.
Studio – A place to paint. See Atelier.
Symmetry – a painting that has a pleasing balance proportion.
Surrealist – Painter of dreams and imagination.