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Winding Stream

Sunnylady 31 Oct 2020

During self isolation from my oil paints I decided to try new media.
This is interesting experience.
It is done on cheap printer paper as I do not have anything sturdy, I would say the result is quite interesting considering water makes that paper wavy.
Size A4.



Lovely painting! I’m amazed that you were able to accomplish it on printer paper. That must have given you a lot of trouble with the warping but it turned out fantastic nonetheless. How do you like gouache? I just found out about them not long ago and heard that it was like an in between of watercolor and acrylic. I wanted to try it out but I still haven’t tried out all my watercolors yet.

Thank you Lilikins. This is not bad at all. With a year of oil painting, I managed to harness this media, but it is pointless to say it is very different. I liked it can be lifted with water for mixing of gradients. Next painting is a good example of lifting dry paint with extra bit of water. I loved it can be put light on dark as with acrylics. However bottom paint need to be dried and less water to use.

Gouache was the paint in the school and I recall it was alright. Now I can say it is great for color studies before playing with oils. It does not take much time to fill in such a small format and it allows to be loose! Which is great and I could not achieve that loosened with couple of recent watercolors.

About process you need to watch video before going in with painting. Also there is no black to create darkness I had to vary different values by mixing on pallet. That’s why you see such a variety of greens.
Pretty much no mixing happened on the canvas(aka printer paper)! I thought it would not survive a lot of water and decided not to test it.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Yoiu are right, gouache was school paint. Oh my .... it has been 40 years since I used this!!

Some great distance created by softer back colouring and tree sizes. Wonderful!

That evergreen has an awesome build up! That spacing between branches really catches the eye!!

Thank you Voy!! This was the start to rediscover gouache. I wish it dried slower on the pallet.

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