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Watercolour Painting => Watercolour General Chat => Topic started by: thebryce on September 02, 2016, 11:46:24 PM

Title: Water Color Etiquette vs. Gouache.
Post by: thebryce on September 02, 2016, 11:46:24 PM
What is the consensus of watered down Gouache on a watercolor painting?  Lately I have been on a Gouache kick and notice it has a quality that allows it to be watered down to a rich stain. It seems that it can be both transparent and opaque if needed. Please advise.....
Title: Re: Water Color Etiquette vs. Gouache.
Post by: dennis on September 03, 2016, 01:34:54 AM
There is no specific rule about watering down gouache. Gouache is actually an opaque watercolour medium as opposed to straight watercolours which is transparent and uses the white of the paper as "white paint". Gouache is more granular than normal watercolours. There is nothing stopping you combining watercolours and          gouache together on the same painting. If you belong to a watercolour society then, unless it is a mixed media competition, then using gouache is a No No. For normal use - no problem.

Just remember there is a lot of Chinese White in Gouache.

Professional Designers use straight gouache for their  illustrations.
Title: Re: Water Color Etiquette vs. Gouache.
Post by: thebryce on September 03, 2016, 02:19:03 AM
I have been having fun with mixing the two recently. I don't have to use masking fluid and am able to fix my errors. I know I need to improve on the WC only techniques but the Guasche has saved me time and paper. I have gotten prety good at wc wash for backgrounds however.
Title: Re: Water Color Etiquette vs. Gouache.
Post by: Alice L Lemke on February 06, 2017, 08:24:45 PM
I haven't bought a set of Gouache yet, don't tempt me! I use Copic white watersoluble ink that can be mixed with any color to be used like Gouache, but is not sedimentary.
Title: Re: Water Color Etiquette vs. Gouache.
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 06, 2017, 08:36:42 PM
I bought a set of Gouache paints (Winsor Newton Designer Gouache), but have not used them yet. 
 
You know how I love to experiment, so you can bet that I will be trying them soon.

Hey, Alice, glad to see you back.  Miss your beautiful work.

Miss your brother-in-law Steven, too.  Please tell him to stop by and say hi.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Water Color Etiquette vs. Gouache.
Post by: thebryce on July 24, 2017, 12:09:01 PM
Has anyone tried out  their [size=0px]Gouache paints yet?[/size]
Title: Re: Water Color Etiquette vs. Gouache.
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 24, 2017, 12:26:04 PM
Yes, Bryce.  I have been using gouache paints for about a year.

http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=12934.msg205881#msg205881 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=12934.msg205881#msg205881)

and

http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=12944.msg211469#msg211469 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=12944.msg211469#msg211469)

All I know about gouache or have painted using it is there in those two links.

It has limited uses - like when you want a matte look.

aloha

mea