Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Pumpkins - Gouache & Pastel Style!

The fruit of the Spirit.

My daughter is always telling me to paint with something other than watercolor! So I have a small sample set of gouache paints I thought I’d try, which are opaque.

Nobody told me how difficult it would be to paint on an old 32” X 40” piece of cardboard! It is so big. It has ridges. And it’s not acid free! I think gouache is for much smaller projects on quality surfaces! I softened the clouds and shadows with a bit of pastel chalk where I couldn’t get the gouache to blend smooth enough for my taste.

I still prefer transparent watercolor and the white of the paper for highlights. But maybe it’s just what I’m used to!

1 comment:

Mary said...

Great theme - nice work!