Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pansy in Gouache

Pansy in Gouache
Gouache on Bristol, 10" x 11"
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Here is a possible cropped version (it's just paper, after all)


Which would make the size around 7" x 7".
Do you like the cropped version better?


Friday, April 17, 2015

Hydrangeas, Gouache

Hydrangeas, Gouache
Gouache on Bristol (Paper), Image 10" x 13"
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I was thinking about a different paper surface, and when I unearthed my pad of Bristol, I found an old watercolor that I had apparently played with, and forgotten. (Bristol is actually meant for dry media.) So I used gouache over it, just to see how the paper worked, and to see what would happen with gouache in a looser treatment. Looks like I need to go over the black areas again, bit other than that, I'll let you guys be the judges.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Red Tulips - SOLD

Red Tulips
Gouache on Toned Cotton Paper, Image size 13"x 13"
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This one could be square, but I've allowed a little extra breathing room at the right.
Just because, which if you like that look, would make is more like 13" x 14".
This one took all day, just so many little pieces.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Apple Blossom - SOLD

Apple Blossom
Gouache on Magnani Cotton Paper, 13" x 13" Image Size
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With Gouache, does the paper make a difference?
Yes, gouache acts differently on different paper, just as watercolor does. I like the smooth way gouache goes on this toned cotton paper, but it does take more to cover an area. The blending is easier as well. I'll have to try other papers, see what happens.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jonquils in Gouache - SOLD

Jonquils in Gouache
Gouache on Watercolor Paper, Image Size 10.5" x 13"
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I'm finding out with gouache that you need to get your brights and lights down first. Otherwise it'll take too many coats to bring something up to a bright light. Here I went very gingerly with the light yellows, and later decided that it had gotten too chalky, so added more bright at the end. (Chalky is one of the dangers, I am finding, with gouache.) In some places I treated the paint like watercolor.
You can click on this to zoom in.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Daffodil in Gouache - SOLD

Daffodil
Gouache on Paper, 9" x 7"
SOLD at $5 plus $10 shipping.

OK, it's heavy handed. Attempting a delicate daffodil with gouache, not altogether successful, I will admit. Still trying to get used to this medium, which always dries darker than what it looks ike wet.

Crabapple Blossoms - SOLD

Crabapple Blossoms
Gouache on Watercolor Paper, 11" x 15"
SOLD at $22 plus $10 shipping.
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Below is a possible crop. You can cut this one anyway you like.


Another gouache of blossoms, but this time I let some of the watercolor properties of the gouache play out.
And I let go a little bit of my need to "blend" everything. Less frustrating.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Flora's Blossoms - SOLD

Flora's Blossoms
Gouache on Paper, Image Size 10" x 14"
SOLD

Another gouache piece, this time on white paper. Still not getting easy, a tricky medium.
You can click on the image to see it larger.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Gouache Painting - SOLD

Gouache Painting
Gouache on Tinted Paper, 10" x 12.5" (Image Size)
SOLD at $13 plus $10 shipping.

Gouache is a sort of concentrated and opaque watercolor.  More like the poster paint we used to use as kids in school, but a lot finer. You can use it on paper, or canvas.

The paper is a nice, thick Magnani cotton sheet, but it has a buff, goldish tone to it. Probably not the best choice for the whites and blues here,  but this one is an experiment anyway. I love the gouache, but I'm not adept at using it, so there are some spots with oodles of layers here, to build up the opacity, and some not.

It is what it is, an experiment.


Friday, April 10, 2015

American Iris 10 - SOLD

American Iris 10
Watercolor on Arches Paper, 10" x 10"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.
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And this will be the last one, a good series, but now I'm anxious to get to some oils again.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

American Iris 9 - SOLD

American Iris 9
Watercolor on Arches Paper, 10" x 10"
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A mauve and blue iris for today.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Loose Hydrangea Watercolor - SOLD

Loose Hydrangea Watercolor
Watercolor on Arches Paper, 14" x 20"
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Since I already did a commission today, a repeat of one of the American Irises, I wanted something very loose, watery, sloppy for my today's painting. My favorite part of this one is that tiny bit of yellowish in the vase. For the rest, it's swish, swish, but since it's so big, it does have "presence."

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

American Iris 8 - SOLD

American Iris 8
Watercolor on Arches Paper, 12" x 12"
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I was able to get this one done today, pretty much all day, but I've been listening to "sermons" or messages from the fine pastors at Covenant Life Church, such an inspiration, and it makes the painting time go by fast.
(From the home page, go to resources, and you can pick and choose by pastor, topic, series, scripture...)

Anyway, this one is from the same reference I used the other day, but larger this time.

American Iris 7 - SOLD

American Iris 7
Watercolor on Arches Paper, 10" x 10"
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I'm pretty happy with this one.
I like the bits of orange, and the touches of gouache for the white fringes.



Monday, April 06, 2015

American Iris 6 - SOLD

American Iris 6
Watercolor on Arches Paper,10" x 10"
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Another iris for today.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

American Iris 5 - SOLD

American Iris 5
Watercolor on Arches Paper, 10" x 10"
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Didn't this one turn out nicely?
I like how the white pops against the dark colors, even though there really isn't much white left here.
Hope you all are having a blessed Easter weekend.

Friday, April 03, 2015

American Iris 4 - SOLD

American Iris 4
Watercolor on Arches Paper, 10"x 10"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.
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I decided that since there was so much color already in this one, that I would leave the background as the white paper. Fun to use the oranges, pinks, and mauve's together.


Thursday, April 02, 2015

American Iris 3 - SOLD

American Iris 3
Watercolor on Arches Paper, 10" x 10"
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Detail (Close Up) Below:


Oh, I'm happy with this one. I took a lot of time, and went gently with the glazing.
I wanted a lighter iris this time around. I was a little worried about using the yellow and blue in the forward petal (yikes, green) but with the addition of the lavender, it worked out okay.


Wednesday, April 01, 2015

American Iris 2 - SOLD

American Iris 2
Watercolor on Arches paper, 10" x 10"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.
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Another in the Iris series. This one a bit larger than yesterday's.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

American Iris 1 - SOLD

American Iris 1
Watercolor on Arches Paper, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.
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The American Iris Society has a lovely blog, where I found a treasure trove of beautiful iris photos. Which of course, suggests a series, and I decided on squares. This one is an 8" x 8".


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