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!

8 comments

  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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