First time using gouache

First time using gouache - student project

This was a fun project! I hadn't painted in a long time, and I'd never used gouache. I liked how easy it was to play around with color.

I started by testing out random shapes and squiggles and painting some graphic-style strawberries.

First time using gouache - image 1 - student project

 

Next I tried the wet-on-wet style. I ended up using too much water so water marks appeared as the paint dried:

First time using gouache - image 2 - student project

 

Next I tried the line style:

First time using gouache - image 3 - student project

 

Finally I tried combining styles in a single painting: 

First time using gouache - image 4 - student project