gouache painting art palette paints
Abstract, mixed media, paint

Gouache and acrylic paint play

This week I have been experimenting with both acrylic and gouache paint. I am quite experienced using acrylic, but not so with gouache. As you will see from my experimenting below (bottom photo), I clearly need some more practise as I’m sure the paint isn’t meant to look like it has sand in it!

acrylic brush pen black paints colour pastels art

I didn’t have any plan of what I was trying to aim for, but rather just went with what I ‘felt’ like creating with the paints.

gouache painting art palette paints

I had great fun playing around on black paper as the colours shown up really nicely. I used a set of gouache paints from ‘The Works’ shop, which cost around £3.00. This for me was good, as I didn’t want to spend a lot if I ended up not liking gouache paints.

gouache paints circles experimenting colour bright

The photo above shows my attempt at using gouache but clearly I need to keep practising as the lighter colours look very ‘grainy’ like they have sand in there somewhere. I think I probably didn’t mix the colours properly.

I hope you have more success with gouache painting than I have had! As with most artist materials, there is more skill involved than what you think….

 

Leave a comment....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.