Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Weekly Challenge


This week's Daily Paintworks challenge is the Citrus Challenge. I used the photo that was supplied although I did not need to. And I finally sat down with my gouache and played. So for a first effort in a long, long time..............not bad. And I learned how to handle the medium better by the time I was almost through. Definitely this medium has a place in the life of an oil painter.

8 x 10

gouache on mixed media paper

4 comments:

  1. I agree with your thinking on gouache. You've used it beautifully here in showing the nice brushwork and light in the opaques.

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  2. Very nice Helen! This is beautiful. It makes me realize I need to expand my horizons a little more and try something new, like gouache.

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  3. You are correct Helen - the oil painter is perfectly suited for gouache. You have demonstrated it with this glowing painting.

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  4. I never tried gouache ...only used it for sprinkling white for the snowing effect , in what sense do you mean that it has a place for an oil painter ? Your work is great and actually looks like an oil painting. Lovely light spots !

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