Gouache Chinese Lantern

Artwork-Miya arts Gouache on Hahnemühle Cézanne Cold Press Paper. Photo reference from MabelAmber on Pixabay.

Ah! I’m getting a little better building up the values with gouache. One of the advantages of this medium is that you can paint light over dark – to some degree. I was testing with this painting, yellow and orange over blue to see how much the lighter colors would be affected.

It got a little muddy in places because the color beneath does reactivate and affect the color above. Now I know!


  1. This is what gouache was MADE for! Vivid color, the ability to make that lacy filigree on top of that stunning orange.

  2. I’ve just started playing around with gouache & getting very frustrated trying to layer! It helps to see what you’re achieving – gives me hope. I love the squash & Chinese lantern.

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