Thursday, November 30, 2017

experiment with gouache wip

I have been looking around at the blogs of friends - and others - who make artwork and I love reading a little something about their work or life on each post.  So I have decided to do the same.

The painting above is done in gouache - a medium I used to use to create textile designs, but haven't touched in many years.  Living in a rented flat in London at the moment, I am hesitant to paint with oils for fear of making an indelible mark on something, so I bought a few tubes of gouache, which is water based and easier to clean up. The painting above is a first effort.  The scene is in Ruskin Park, South London at sunset.  I made an effort to use the gouache as much like oil paint as possible, given their differences, and found that apart from the globs of paint drying too quickly on the palette, I could actually layer and manipulate it in a way that felt rather painterly.

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