Adventures in gouache

Adventures in gouache - student project

Adventures in gouache - image 1 - student projectI really enjoyed doing this project! I found that is was satisfying to use objects that I have a personal connection to. The shells are from a trip to Scotland, pinecone and feather from hikes I've done and the remaining items from my garden. I learned a lot about using a color palette and working within it. I am usually very concerned about colors matching the original items and it was fun to let go of that. I loved doing the pattern work after the initial painting was done. I also learned that it wasn't the end of the world when I dripped water on it just before I was done. 

I will look forward to your next class offering!