More Color Studies


This time the studies are painted in gouache (opaque watercolor), so as you can see a little cruder. But it's trickier to mix the paint instead of just moving some sliders in a computer program. Gouache, I'm finding, has it's own quirks. I can't use as much water as I do with watercolor and I can use white to lighten just like oil. But it dries super fast, worse than acrylic. Anyway I had fun making my own palette using an Altoids tin and some old plastic half-pans (from Daniel Smith) that I stuck down with glue dots from Walgreens. Here it is, with a clothes pin to show how small it is:


The palette, a #8 watercolor brush, a jar of water, a 5 x 9 inch Canson sketchbook with heavy paper, and a box of tissues are all I need.


By kencrocker

Fine artist; graphic artist; draughtsman; digital artist

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