Saturday, November 13, 2010

Three in Gouache

OK.  I admit it.  I'm trying to get people interested in gouache...and I'm also going through another phase of using it more often.

This model decided about two years ago that she was going to dress in turn of the century style with corset, hat pins and the whole works.  Every so often I get the pleasure of seeing her around town looking very stylish and can imagine when everyone downtown looked like she does.  Yesterday she had on a little blue hat, veil and black sturdy shoes that my grandmother used to wear.  She also drives a DeLorean.  I'm not sure how that fits in exactly.....but the two together certainly make a statement.

Ron (the color is a little too red) sat for several hours but because gouache works so easily and fast I did this next one of another painter across the room.  They are all on half sheets of Canson paper or an equivalent.


  1. Beautiful ~ I've been watching this work evolve over your shoulder. You are convincing me. Gouache is a medium worth trying. The color work on these pieces glow.

  2. Nice. I always find that gouache has a very nice look. I've wondered about that woman in town wearing the vintage clothing.


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