Snow Day in Gouache


Artwork: Holbein Watercolor and Hahnemuhle Britannia Cold Press Watercolor paper

I’ve been playing around with gouache, in between working on Diggory Wombat, Counting Sheep and starting some reviews and tutorials.

Artwork: Holbein Watercolor and Hahnemuhle Anniversary Edition 425gsm Watercolour Block

I was experimenting with gouache fresh from the tube vs my usual method of rewetting the dry paint. I used two kinds of paper – one very absorbant and the other with a harder surface.

I wanted to see how how much difference these things made in the flow of the paint, the ability to cover and to lift color.

What did I find out? Well, one of those tutorials I’ve been working on will answer those questions. Coming in the near future, once I get the tutorial finished.

Author: Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

5 thoughts on “Snow Day in Gouache”

  1. I love them both, but especially that bottom distance landscape….the icy terrain is stunning. I am waiting to find if that was the one with the harder surface. I’ll stay tuned. Thanks for these lovely gouache experiments!

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