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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pansy in Gouache - SOLD

Pansy in Gouache
Gouache on Bristol, 10" x 11"
Available at $20 plus $10 shipping.
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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 - SOLD

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"
SOLD at $25 pus $10 shipping.
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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
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.
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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"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.
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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

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"

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.

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