Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Peony in Gouache

A few weeks ago my friend Barbara brought some of her beautiful peony blooms to me.  So of course I had to try to create a lasting image of it.  I used gouache paint in a semi-transparent application.  I'm working toward using it more opaquely, but so far I tend to water it down a bit.  The goal was to show the delicacy of the petal texture and the soft slight pinks and yellows in the shadows.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Another gouache painting--a still life

This painting is one that I've tried in several settings and with several mediums.  Later I will post a colored pencil version of this.  However, I did enjoy finding the correct combinations of colors to create the look of a brown egg.  The saucer is part of an inherited set of Desert Rose china.   As always shadows intrigue me.