Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Gouache plein air

Curious about how 
gouache studies would work outdoors,
I finally attempted it today.

"The Courtyard"
9 x 7 gouache on paper 

I got out my half Julian 
and used a clip board to hold the paper.

I had to work quickly and 
I had leftover paint so I turned the easel 
to the right and painted this. 

"The Hill"
9 x 7 gouache on paper

I found the way gouache dries 
so quickly a bit daunting, 
however you can apply layer over layer 
without anything showing through,
so that's exciting. 

That also makes it tempting to over work things,
so I'm keeping these small and quick. 

Welcome Plein Air Season! 

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