Mostly Miniatures in Opaque Watercolor (Gouache)
This painting is a view I see from my home, looking from the high mesa across the city to the Sandia Mountains. It's painted on Bristol smooth.
From your home? Wow! Great view and an equally nice painting!
Sandeep, I see this view as I drive down the hill near my house--not from the living room! It is awesome. Thank you for your compliment on the painting.Thanks so much, June. :)
I like views of where you live... There ones must be born painters definitely :))
I have just purchased my first set of gouache and am floundering a bit. But found your article in Watercolor and am encouraged. As I look at your small pieces I realize that maybe that is how I should start. Your color is so clear and clean and I love the scenery you have of your location. Loverly stuff. -Rita
Deborah, This are ALL so wonderful!!! I have a question. Do you paint these all the way up to the edge of the paper? So the image and the paper are the 2.5 x 3.5?
Thanks, Alex!Rita, hope you enjoy working small. I find it helps me lose the idea that I'm 'risking' paper or paint, so I feel freer to play. Gouache is a fun and fairly forgiving medium, which I like. Have some fun--and thanks. Hi Deb, thanks so much! Yep, I paint right to the edge of the ATC cards. What you see is what you get!
I stopped by to see if you are still gouaching! When I scroll through your blog it makes me want to give it a go too. You have such good control over them. I know it takes some doing to learn how to paint in gouache...These paintings are just GREAT.
Celeste, thank you! Gouache is a really versatile medium and a blast to use. It's forgiving and yet it has some rather spontaneous qualities that require a it of time to learn. I love it, though. I' doing a lot of figure paintings now, so most of my more recent gouache work is posted on my 'other' blog, http://deborahsecor.blogspot.com/ Glad you visited and I hope you do give gouache a go.
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