Artwork-Holbein Artist’s Gouache and Acryla gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.
There are two kinds of gouache – watercolor and acrylic. One of the nice things about acrylic gouache is that it has a matte surface and you can use watercolor over it. Of course, transparent colors won’t show up very well, so you need to use either gouache of the watercolor kind or very opaque watercolors.
I was experimenting with switching that around – using the acrylic kind over the watercolor kind. I’ve found when painting on black paper that I often forget to leave enough black showing. It’s the same principle as remembering to leave the white of the paper.
I decided to try adding acrylic black to bring more of the black back, jack (sorry! I couldn’t resist the rhyme).
Anyway, I used a really cheap brush when applying my acrylic lines and couldn’t make them thin enough. So I applied some of the watercolor gouache and then some of the acrylic and … well – it was gouache on gouache.
Turns out that it works pretty well.
The difference between Gouache and Acryl or Acryla Gouache was discussed in my post Gouache VS Acrylic Gouache.