Alla prima



a painting technique in which a canvas is completed in one session, often having a thickly applied impasto.
Historical Examples

Quel che fa il pazzo all’ ultimo, lo fa il savio 40 alla prima—The wise man does that at first which the fool must do at last.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

adjective
(of a painting) painted with a single layer of paint, in contrast to paintings built up layer by layer

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