drawings and watercolours by jane minter
Wow! Beautifully controlled. Simply gorgeous.
Interesting! Would love to know what you think of the combination watercolour and gouache.
Love this! Would love to know the proportion of watercolor to gouach if you don’t mind sharing.
I love the play of opaque and transparent watercolour pigments and their properties . The different characteristics and application of gouache with watercolour can create a endless variety of possibilities , subtle shades and beautiful effects . I personally see it as an opportunity and extension to explore and keep experimenting with the properties of both water based mediums . Watercolour and gouache marry beautifully together . Artist have used them together for many centuries :Underpainting to create luminosity Creating washes , as with watercolour wet in wet , wet on dry , dry brush Adding white gouache to watercolours creating opaquesCreating highlights /details Characteristics of gouache: Opaque Luminosity (With large particles in gouache the colour lies on the surface )Water soluble so can be re activated re-wet and altered. ( as watercolour can )A smooth flawless color field can be achieved Dries fast Many contemporary watercolour artists have and continue to use and explore watercolour and gouache ... John Blockley , Anne Blockley , Janine Gallizia and John Lovett to name a few Whilst many other contemporary watercolour artist only use gouache or body colour to create highlights . At school I used gouache / tempera at O level art and A level . The London Art college Watercolour and Gouache course I did back in 2008 - 2010 gave an opportunity to work and explore both in watercolour and or gouache . Covering the history and techniques use by artist and illustrators alike . Gouache paintings of Mark Rothko , Henri Matisse etc gouache and watercolour paintings of Turner , Dürer , Gwen Jones , Klee etc“How to paint like Turner “ is a beautiful book which explores many of Turners use of watercolour and titanium white and gouache .
Meera , thanks ... I made an initial underpainting of watercolour and then applied a graduated white gouache wash
Thanks Lisa , will carry on working with gouache and watercolour washes
Thank you so much Jane, for your additional information. Really interesting. I'll follow your explorations of the two mediums with interest!
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