Monday, May 11, 2009

Liquid Gold

Liquid Gold
5x7, gouache on watercolor paper

Thought I'd try something different, so I picked up a gouache student starter set yesterday with one of those wonderful A.C. Moore 40% off coupons. This is my first work in gouache. It's an interesting medium, very much like watercolor, but with more vivid colors and better tinting strength. I like its fluidity! I'll probably continue working with it, and eventually will replace those student paints with artist-quality ones. If I can get this good a result with student paints, I can't wait to see what I can do with professional quality gouache.

This little painting will be going with me to SOWA this weekend. Only four days left! By this time on Friday, I'll be on my way to Boston for the weekend. Still have some last-minute stuff to do, but the biggest part of the preparation is winding down. I can't wait for the weekend!


Debra said...

I like the vivid colors in this one!

Good Luck with your show, hope you make lots of $$$!

(If you have time, be sure and take some pics of your Art Walk set-up this weekend for your blog.)

Painting the Light said...

Will do. Thanks!