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on: March 03, 2017, 10:15:41 PM
Now that I have introduced Gouache and it seems that it is appropriate for the Watercolor category, I will post my Gouache paintings here.

My neighbor turns 90 years old tomorrow and rides the bus by this scene nearly every day.  This is his birthday present,  I even got a frame for it because he doesn't like to shop.


I have painted this seen many times in both oil and watercolor.  Gouache made it the easiest one yet.

It will definitely be my go-to medium when I need a quick gift.

Your comments please.  I want to get good at this.

aloha

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Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 12:13:20 AM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: That is very kind and thoughtful to paint this familiar scene for your elderly neighbor.  What a joy it is to see this iconic island from the bus.  I remember all the drawing practice you got on your rides, and now you're giving away, exhibiting and selling some of your art work, too!  :clap: :clap: :clap: ~Liz


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Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 05:07:53 AM
This will make a wonderful gift. Do we get to see it framed?  :whistle:

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Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 05:22:13 AM
Very thoughtful gift  :smitten:
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Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017, 09:14:53 AM
Thanks, Win, Val, and Liz.  I am loving gouache.

Liz, one of the best parts of my whole art experience was finding you on PB and becoming friends in real life.


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Reply #5 on: March 04, 2017, 12:25:11 PM
Really pretty, Mea. How would you compare gouache with acrylic?
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Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 03:19:12 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Mea, this painting is beautiful and what a lovely thought to gift it to your elderly neighbour.  Bless you.  Gouache seems to be your medium of preference now and it tells by looking at your painting.  So pleased you found a medium which you love.


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Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 03:39:47 PM
Wow Mea, between line and wash and now guache, you seem to have found your "thing". I can't make up my mind as to which one is the better medium for you, you are doing so well in both  :)

Keep it up, I can't wait to see what your next one is like!

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Reply #8 on: March 04, 2017, 05:12:41 PM
Fi,

I have tried acrylic only a couple times and disliked the way it dried so fast that it did not blend well.

Gouache dries quickly but reactivates with a damp brush to blend in a new color.

I'll practice with it on a larger paper to be more certain of its behavior.

I don't know if I can adapt it to line and wash though because of its opacity.

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Reply #9 on: March 04, 2017, 06:34:25 PM
Lovely, Mea!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #10 on: March 04, 2017, 09:33:03 PM
Thanks, Steve, Fi, Patricia, and Susan.

I just did a color chart so that I know what I have in the set I bought and what it can do to make a few basic mixes.  I am making a list of the other basic colors that I need to supplement, rather than try to mix then myself - things like burnt sienna and raw umber.  Have to look to see what else there is out there.

If anyone has any experience with gouache, I would love some links or just your own experience.

aloha

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Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017, 05:06:10 PM
What a wonderful gift.  I am sure you will excel at this, your enthusiasm will reward you! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #12 on: March 06, 2017, 06:27:34 PM
You cannot use gouache for line and wash because it will cover all the ink work.

BTW if anyone posts gouache work in the watercolor section, PLEASE state that gouache was used. The reason being that, although they use water, they are two totally different techniques, and require different comments.
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Reply #13 on: March 15, 2017, 06:23:01 PM
This is an ink with gouache wash.  Not sure what category it belongs in, so I am putting it here.  Please redirect it if it is wrong.


I am falling in love with my Winsor and Newton Designer Gouache.

Please give me some constructive criticism so I can get better at this.  This will be matted to an 11 x14 size for framing.

It's on Cotman cold-pressed watercolor block (love the BLOCK!) 140 lb.

I've never done anything with such a limited palette, but I kind of like it.

aloha

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Reply #14 on: March 15, 2017, 06:32:43 PM
Great job, Mea!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Since gouache is opaque, did you put down the ink last? Or are you really good at keeping in the lines? :)
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