Accidental Horse


Artwork: Miya Himi Gouache on Hahnemühle Black Book paper.

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I swore that I was not going to get into gouache. I have too many things projects and mediums already. But then I started using black paper, mostly with metallic brush pen. I love the results and wanted to do more.

Then, for my birthday I was given a set of gouache. It’s a cheap set, 18 colors in 30 ml tubs, but the reviews are good. It’s taken me almost a month, but I finally got around to trying them out.

Occasionally, I cut a sheet out of my Hahnemühle Black Book so I can make a postcard for hubby’s lunch bag. I took one of the left-overs pieces and just started playing with the gouache. Gouache is much like watercolor only more opaque, so it stands out on black.

You know me. Something always appears on the paper. In this case, it was a horse. He was sort of last minute, so he’s a bit odd. A bit accidental.

I really like what happened with the cliffs, though.

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