06 January 2011

Gouache

I used gouache paints a few times in university but I never really got into them. Lately I've been seeing a lot of work in gouache and I've become kind of obsessed with it. Here is the first painting that I've made with a small set of gouache paints that I bought. The texture is so mat that it feels almost chalky, and the colours are really vibrant. I'm definitely going to be using these a lot in the near future.



The original painting on heavy cotton paper.



Detail.


I'm really happy with the original so I'm unwilling to part with it (just yet) but I've made prints of the original available in my etsy shop. The prints are on heavy cardstock and the colours look great.