Friday, March 27, 2009
Gouache courtesy of Don Brandes.
Gouache in my opinion is the half way point between Acrylic and Watercolor. It's closest to watercolor but because of the bigger particles found in gouache it can be used opaquely. Also similar to watercolor is that it can be used right out of a tube and wet, or dried. But unlike watercolor, where you start light and go dark, its the opposite and can be built up in layers. One issue that comes with its nice layering qualities is that some people have experienced paint cracking if it gets too built up.
Other examples of gouache