Getting started with gouache

Getting started with gouache - student project

I've worked with watercolors and acrylics, but have never tried working with gouache, so I decided to give it a try. Although my paints were a set of inexpensive ones from the local craft store, they worked well enough for getting started. This peach was my first one. 

Getting started with gouache - image 1 - student project

I did another peach, which shall remain unphotographed, then moved on to a tomato and a sliced lemon. 

Getting started with gouache - image 2 - student project

Getting started with gouache - image 3 - student project

I'm not totally satisfied with my still life with the lemon and lime slices, but overall, I like the paints enough to continue practicing with them. I'll probably step up to some better quality paints as soon as I use up the ones I have now. I liked the class and how easy Leah made it to follow along with her techniques. 

Getting started with gouache - image 4 - student project

Charmaine Boggs
artist, arts educator, jewelry designer
Teacher