Sunday, April 19, 2020

Gouache Paintings

During the past year I've experimented with acrylic gouache. It's a water-based opaque paint that dries to a matte finish. Unlike traditional gouache, this acrylic version doesn't water spot. I spray each painting with a couple coats of matte varnish for extra protection. I paint on multi-media board and then mount the painting on a cradled wooden panel. Because the paint dries almost instantaneously, I can't blend like I do with oils. It forces me to think about shapes and work more abstractly. I also like the bright colors. 

"Pink Sponge #1"
8" x 6", acrylic gouache on board





















"Pink Sponge #2"
6" x 6", acrylic gouache on board, SOLD





















"Green Apple & White Bowls"
6" x 6", acrylic gouache on board





















"Green Apples & Obi"
8" x 6", acrylic gouache on board





















"Avocados & Chopsticks"
8" x 6", acrylic gouache on board, SOLD





















"Plate of Pomegranates"
6" x 8", acrylic gouache on board

















"Green Apples & Mug"
16" x 16", acrylic gouache on board


























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