mercoledì 6 febbraio 2019

watercolour and gouache

"blue + brown ”
watercolour + gouache wash 
cold press fine grain

7 commenti:

Lisa Le Quelenec ha detto...

Wow! Beautifully controlled. Simply gorgeous.

Judy ha detto...

Interesting! Would love to know what you think of the combination watercolour and gouache.

Meera Rao ha detto...

Love this! Would love to know the proportion of watercolor to gouach if you don’t mind sharing.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

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 opaques
Creating highlights /details

Characteristics of gouache:
(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 .

JANE MINTER ha detto...

Meera , thanks ... I made an initial underpainting of watercolour and then applied a graduated white gouache wash

JANE MINTER ha detto...

Thanks Lisa , will carry on working with gouache and watercolour washes

Judy ha detto...

Thank you so much Jane, for your additional information. Really interesting. I'll follow your explorations of the two mediums with interest!