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Found Lipstick, Journal and My Pear in Gouache

Practicing gouache with found items. The lipstick with purple case I found on the street, the journal at the recycling center’s little “shop” where you leave things you don’t want and take things for free. 61 more words

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Susan's Sausage at Gaumenkitzel

When we met a Gaumentkitzel for sketch night I’d already had dinner so just ordered a decaf and sketched Susan’s dinner instead. I added gouache when I got home. 9 more words

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Painting with Gouache: Color Charts, Zorn Palette, Brush Tests

In trying to learn more about gouache I made a few color charts. I’m using mostly M. Graham gouache which I like much better than the Winsor & Newton and Schmincke I used before. 264 more words

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Portrait of Stuart for JKPP

I sketched Stuart (from the Julia Kay Portrait Party) and painted him in gouache. I’m still struggling with mixing colors to dry light enough. In this sketch I started by painting the light on the side of his face and leaving it alone. 119 more words

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Portrait of Kathleen for JKPP and Bonus Azalea

I painted Kathleen (from the Julia Kay Portrait Party) side by side with the flower below but decided to post them as separate images. I’m loving gouache but really struggling with the way light colors turn so much darker when it dries. 115 more words

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