|Still Life Study in Gouache|
Once again it's time to study another medium. Recently I read a book by Pamela Kay, painting in gouache. Needless to say I've been on a quest to learn as much as possible about this very old medium. So hence another order to ASW, for the Holbein artist gouache set of 12. I realize, Winsor and Newton make a very fine designer gouache, so there it is, my confusion. If any of my fellow artist out there could help me shed some light on this mysterious medium, it would be appreciated. In my still life study, I used student grade gouache from a craft store on 140lb. Arches watercolor paper.
What I do like about this medium, no preliminary drawing in pencil is necessary, just draw with a paint brush as if using oil. I like that, free and spontaneous. I hear it can be used in plein air as well. So in the meantime Happy Painting to all you very talented fellow artist.