Monday, November 14, 2011
Oh, Hell: Gouache
I love gouache, but -- like onions and yoga -- gouache doesn't like me.
Many artists through the ages have used this opaque watercolor to terrific effect. One of my favorites is Maira Kalman, whose quirkilicious illustrations you've seen on the cover of the New Yorker and, perhaps, in her own books.
Ditto for Roz at RozWoundUp, who is super-duper at birds and dogs in gouache.
Well, so I play occasionally, and try to get into the groove of opaque media (my brain does transparent more better). And when it doesn't quite work out, I just put notes to myself over the sketchbook page.
But I will not be defeated! More gouache to come, for sure.