Saturday, March 8, 2008

Tomboy Painting

Tomboy says "goodbye!" to the aliens who left her on their planet and are now off to Earth.

My first experiment using my new (and expensive!!!) set of gouache paints. I've painted in gouache maybe once before when I was in high school, but didn't like it, probably because I couldn't use it in the same way I used acrylics, watercolors and oils. Now I better understand its weaknesses (not good for blending, very water soluble, delicate) and it's amazing high points (beautiful bright pigment, quick-drying), and I think, see how I should have been using it before. Anyways, I can't wait to do more gouache painting...

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