Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I'm posting some more gouache studies, painted this past week. One outdoor, the other painted at home. I am using watercolors as a base and then introducing more opaque colors as I complete the pieces. I am using Holbein Zinc white gouache along with other colors on top of the more transparent washes of traditional watercolors. I am also using a cheaper student grade Montval watercolor block (10x14") which is really nice for reworking the surface. It seems to take a lot of rough brush work while building up a luminous patina.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Nice cloud day to sketch in gouache. Rapid studies of clouds and their cast shadows on the distant hills. The fence study was from the living room. A small oak takes form against the sky with hungry birds to the sides.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Gouache and watercolor fog study of Angel Island. 9"x21"

Private Collection

Saturday, February 03, 2007

I'm posting today's gouache study painted in my car. It is rare that I work inside like that, but I needed to listen to some music and relax a bit, after the work week. As things progressed the wet painting fell on the floor because I wedged the watercolor block just inside the steering wheel and it was precarious at best. Of course it popped out, and while it was sliding down between my feet, my brush made a mark across the surface on the left side. I ended up making a plant out of the main errant mark.