Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Try Gouache

Texas Hill Country Art longhorn bull
Gouache is a form of watercolor that is less transparent.  I used my 40% off Michaels coupon and bought an inexpensive set.  I was disappointed to find that, though the paint looked different, it went on the paper just like watercolor!  But perhaps I was using too much water with it.  So I tried using it straight out of the tube and what a difference!  When I was not happy with the bull's facial coloring, I just put more paint on top and it changed!  You can't do THAT with transparent watercolor!  Anyhow, here is the 5x7 result.
Nan Henke
Texas Hill Country Art 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A better view

A better view, in response to the comment.  #1 realistic

#2 wet

#3 simplified or  posterized

#4 abstract

Which style do you enjoy most?
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Nan Henke: Texas Hill Country Art