Wednesday, November 19, 2008

new gouache paintings

The light is obviously really crummy, since I had to photograph it at night and all that. I didn't even bother setting up the tripod, since I'm going to re-take the pictures on Friday anyway, which is hopefully when they'll go up in the shop. I tried tweaking the contrast and exposure so you can see the colors better.

I'm really, really loving gouache. It's so satisfying and matte and lovely, and it doesn't have that tacky quality that acrylic does. For larger personal projects or projects for school, I prefer acrylic because you can paint layers and mimic oil (I still haven't properly learned oil because I can't possibly paint with them in my apartment, but next fall I think I might be wedded to it eternally so I might as well enjoy my freedom) but for these smaller projects, the ones that are almost more like drawing than painting, I think I prefer gouache.


  1. Hello,
    I just found your blog and just wanted to let your know that I think your art is really beautiful. I will definitely return. Thank you for sharing.


  2. Thanks, Dana! It's always cool to hear from someone new. I'm glad you liked what you saw!