Trail Under the Pine Trees
gouache on paper
I got out the gouache paints the other day, and did a little demo for my mother. She has a dream of learning to use her paints.
She has worked with watercolors in the past, but has always found them difficult to use because you have to plan ahead, and use the white of the paper for the whites in the final painting… That’s part of the beauty of using gouache as a medium. Just like with oil paint, gouache is an additive process. The whites or light colors that you see in a final painting can be added on top of other colors or layers of paint. This allows for more flexibility as the painting progresses. I love using gouache when I’m sketching or trying to work out an idea, or plan a painting.