Gouache!

So this summer in the west of Ireland, I started experimenting with gouache. I had never used it before and really didn't know anything about it. Originally used as a medium for commercial images, because of its matte flatness, it's kind of like an opaque watercolour. I began using it on acrylic paper, and using it quite thickly in layers, like this: Kilkee 2019 Loop Head landscape 2019 While I was pleased with some of the results, I was struggling to find a technique that suited me. I like to mess about with paint and after a bit more experimentation I came up with a way of working that suits me better, working on hot or cold pressed Arches paper. I discovered that working with gouache is a

Gouache!

So this summer in the west of Ireland, I started experimenting with gouache. I had never used it before and really didn't know anything about it. Originally used as a medium for commercial images, because of its matte flatness, it's kind of like an opaque watercolour. I began using it on acrylic paper, and using it quite thickly in layers, like this: While I was pleased with some of the results, I was struggling to find a technique that suited me. I like to mess about with paint and after a bit more experimentation I came up with a way of working that suits me better, working on hot or cold pressed Arches paper. I discovered that working with gouache is all in the paper! Here are some examp

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