- the laying on of paint thickly.
- the paint so laid on.
- enamel or slip applied to a ceramic object to form a decoration in low relief.
- paint applied thickly, so that brush and palette knife marks are evident
- the technique of applying paint in this way
laying on of colors thickly,” 1784, from Italian impasto, noun of action from impastare “to raise paste; to put in paste,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in” (see in- (2)) + pasta “paste” (see pasta).