Monday, November 23, 2009

Gouache has its day

1. know what you are eating!, 2. Frozen Food, 3. 175, 4. cosmonaut, 5. fall house, 6. 1 of 5 illustrations for 'My Heart Draws a Rough Map', 7. Untitled, 8. Athena (Gouache on Wood), 9. I bought brand new gouache colors today

Thanks to a couple artist's at work who brought it to my attention, I've discovered that gouache is making a comeback. I think gouache was always seen as the graphic artist's poor cousin to watercolors and acrylics and never seen as a medium for "serious artists." But now, thanks to the urge to do something different, gouache is getting its day in the sun (though due to its lightfastness rating, maybe "day in the shade" might be better).

Check out the Gouache Works group for more inspiration.

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