This blog serves as a space where I can share the process of my painting journey.........
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Still Life 1
I have been enjoying the new medium, for me, of gouache. This is a 5"x7" painting on mixed media paper. What is it about gouache that I like so much? In some ways it is very similar to oil paints in that it can be very dense and opaque. One of its features that I like so much is that it dries almost immediately and that makes it fun. The colors are bright and clean. I went shopping. Can you tell? I found vases, bowls, scarves, fabric flowers and a multitude of other wonderful props for my still life painting. My big find was a huge blue striped table cloth for only $3.00 to use as a backdrop. It is very soft blues and quite subtle. Love it!!