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Oriental Parasol Watercolor Painting
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Size: Approximately 17" x 22"
Medium: Watercolor on paper
This painting was done at the Scottsdale Artists' School's Open Studio class with the live model. For this painting, I thought I'd try using--watercolor. Yes,
As everyone knows, watercolor has two particular qualities that we should all know about:
1. It's one of the hardest mediums to master.
2. Every kid in grade school has painted with it.
Anyway, the painting turned out well that day, but with me and my math-impaired brain behind the brush, pulling off the entire thing in transparent watercolor seems all but impossible. So out comes the white gouache and when I mix it with the watercolor, I can use it to then go over my screw-ups and correct my mistakes. Ten points to the eagle-eye out there who can spot the areas where I've applied the gouache.
Gouache is an interesting medium, and an even more interesting word. When pronounced, it resembles the sound of a nation of conveslesants standing over the toilet during flu season. Most people can't even spell it, let alone paint with it. I somehow managed to memorize this word back in art school by realizing it contains the word "ache". I'm sure there's a correlation.
17" x 22" watercolor on watercolor paper
"Breeana with Flowers" Original
"Gift Wrapped" Original
Rude after Rockwell
Vases - Oil Painting
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