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 
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