Gouache is great for fine art, illumination and illustration work, quick drying and
correctable. If you've not tried it, it's a bit like using a controllable, thick watercolour paint. Gouache has an opaque,
matt, almost velvet finish and I find it another amenable medium. For an introduction to Gouache painting
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For all of the
paintings on this page the subject was drawn first, this allows for any
corrections before putting either medium to paper, although both are
correctable, the corrections always show to the experienced eye! I rarely
work above 10" x 8" with these two media.
Gouache can be used in mixed media painting.
These mushrooms were painted from life with Gouache paint, on HP WColour paper 10" x 8"
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specimen! Gouache on watercolour paper. 10" x 8" Sold click for a larger
Gouache can be used with watercolour
This mushroom was painted using the
Liquid Gouache inks and
Sable/synthetic brushes, on 115 lb Bristol Board.
Poppy painted with Gouache. Outlined in Gold Metal Ink using a dip pen. Demo painting.
Gouache can be used to underpaint before oil painting.
Part of the step-by-step painting in the Gouache Painting Techniques ebook.
Gouache in a dip pen being used to put the waterlines in a painting.