I spent all day yesterday and today at my studio experimenting with gouache. It's sort of like water color, but opaque rather than transparent.....sort of like acrylic. (I think I have this right.) The picture at the right is one that I drew while at the Carla O'Connor workshop in Myrtle Beach. Yesterday I painted it. I'm sure some of you think it is really weird.....but it was fun!
This was another one that I sketched in MB. In this one, I did more experimenting - the gouache certainly doesn't go on the paper like anything else I've ever used. I'm also using some cold-pressed paper which is very slick. Next week, I'll try hot-pressed. I think I'll like it better.
Don't think that I don't realize that this is not that great! However, when I started the blog I said that I would share successes and failures. I actually started painting this one at the workshop. The class was huge and the teacher only got to each student once during a three-hour period. (Not a good guided practice situation.) SO, after three hours of my being frustrated with a new medium and a new technique, the teacher came over and painted a bunch of red all over it.....I will admit that it looked better than what I had done, but......anyway, I made some changes yesterday and LEARNED a lot.