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Technique Tuesday: Gouache

What is it?

Happy Tuesday! This week we are talking about a type of paint that doesn’t often get a lot of attention– gouache! Pronounced “gwosh,” this type of paint is an opaque, water-soluble medium that has some of the qualities of both watercolor and oil, and in the case of acrylic gouache, even acrylic! 463 more words

Fine Art

Andre' Derain's Mountains at Collioure

Mountains at Collioure is a painting by the Fauvist, Andre’ Derain created in 1905. Derain worked closely with another famous Fauvist, Henry Matisse. The “wild beasts”, which is the English translation of the French word, Fauves, was essentially a transitional movement that followed in the footsteps of the Post-Modernists and rejected the representational impulse of the Impressionists, with a movement toward the Expressionists. 425 more words


Young Sailor II

During his short career as a clerk in a law office, Henri Matisse secretly took painting classes, eventually devoting himself to the pursuit of art full-time. 295 more words


"The essential thing is to work in a state of mind that approaches prayer."

“The essential thing is to work in a state of mind that approaches prayer.”

— Henri Matisse, French, painter


The Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence (Chapel of the Rosary), often referred to as the Matisse Chapel or the Vence Chapel, is a small Catholic chapel located in the town of Vence on the French Riviera.

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Positive Quote 11.06

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Have a blessed day all. <3


Continuing the Matisse Journey

We are continuing today with more from the “Matisse in the Studio” exhibit at Museum of Fine Art Boston.

As I mentioned yesterday, it was AMAZING!  95 more words


Something new every day

I’ve written before about making fresh discoveries in painting even when one prides oneself on being pretty clued up. Today on my birthday I received from my wife a copy of… 318 more words