Friday, January 29, 2010

Bow Street Portsmouth NH

This was my attempt using a new medium - gouache. I like the opaque qualities and bright colors, but they dry really quick on the palette. It seems like a good medium to use on the spot to create quick and loose paintings...possibly renderings for oil paintings. I'll keep this set of gouache along side me in my work van. A good quality of gouache is that it's an easy, quick clean up.
8x5.5" Gouache

3 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Love this little small town charmer, Dennis. I was just wondering what gouache is; I know I've read on it before, but truly cannot remember. Good to know the qualities you mentioned!

Rot said...

This is beautiful, man.

Denny said...

Thanks Autumn
Thanks Rot
Gouache is a water based paint similar to poster paint. It is SO easy to end up with a chalky finish...so BEWARE!