Camel in a Sandstorm


Artwork-Miya Arts Gouache over watercolor on Hahnemühle Cézanne Cold Press. Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set Photo reference from Masy on Pixabay. So how did I get from this to that? This was done on the other half of the paper from the hummingbird I posted on Saturday. The steps were pretty muchContinue reading “Camel in a Sandstorm”

Hummingbird Against a Red Sky – Tutorial


Artwork-Miya Arts Gouache & Van Gogh Interference Watercolor over watercolor on Hahnemühle Cézanne Cold Press. Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set Photo reference from Masy on Pixabay. So how did I get from that to this? I’m sorry I didn’t have my camera or scanner to take step by step photos. Simply, thoughContinue reading “Hummingbird Against a Red Sky – Tutorial”

Life is Just a Bubble


Artwork-Miya Arts Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper (review). Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set Photo reference from Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay. … too dark! Too light! No! Too dark … If you are having that kind of conversation with yourself, that’s probably a clue that it’s time to put your paintingContinue reading “Life is Just a Bubble”

Topiary Horses – Discussing Colored Shadows


Artwork-Miya Arts Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper (review). Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set Photo reference from Zouki on Pixabay. I love googling ‘topiary’ to get inspiration for my stylized landscapes. Usually, I just scroll through the photos and then go off to do a painting but occasionally I’ll seeContinue reading “Topiary Horses – Discussing Colored Shadows”

Sunset in Casein and Watercolor


Artwork-Miya Arts watercolor over Jack Richeson Artist Casein  on Hahnemühle Cézanne Cold Press. Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set So how did I get from this to that? Yesterday I posted some mushrooms I painted with gouache over casein. I went into quite a bit of detail over the whys and wherefores andContinue reading “Sunset in Casein and Watercolor”

Mushroom Fantasy


Artwork-Miya Arts Gouache over Jack Richeson Artist Casein  on Hahnemühle Cézanne Cold Press. Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set Photo reference from Skeeze on Pixabay. So how did I get from this to that? And what’s this Casein thing? Aren’t I all about the gouache these days? The story starts long ago. We’veContinue reading “Mushroom Fantasy”

Some Qualities of Gouache


Artwork-Miya Arts Gouache over watercolor on Hahnemühle Cézanne Cold Press. Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set Photo reference from Masy on Pixabay. What are some qualities of gouache that might make it a better choice, at times, than watercolor? The opacity has to be the first thing you think of. Gouache isn’t asContinue reading “Some Qualities of Gouache”