Definitions for painterlyˈpeɪn tər li
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
paint•er•lyˈpeɪn tər li(adj.)
characterized by the rendering of forms and images in terms of color or tonal relations rather than contour or line.
Category: Fine Arts
of or characteristic of a painter.
Origin of painterly:
having qualities unique to the art of painting
Characteristic of a painter or paintings.
Having clear brush-strokes.
like a painter's work