Hi, I LOVE your paintings. In fact, I printed one to put on my bedroom wall. I'm in an art college and today was my first real experience with gouache -Ijustcantitdriesoffsofastandmixingcolorsisabitch!!!#@$!$%. I'm more used to digital. I must say after today my respect for your work grew a lot! Keep it up.
Boom! Favorited! Your skills are stellar. I would pay to watch you paint. Would you please setup a camera and edit it for time-lapse speed so we can view your process? No one will ever be able to duplicate you, but a general insight into your movements would be an education in itself. Help us!
Haha thanks! You know, I've tried, and I'm just woefully un-tech savvy...but I am planning another attempt soon. I'll post it when I do, for sure. Hearing from you is encouraging me to give it another go!
Oh my God, this is traditional? It's amazing! The colors are so bright and the over all contrast of the piece makes it seem like it was done entirely in Photoshop. You must have...went in there and brightened up the painting at least and if so, that's not a bad thing. I...I don't know what you did, but wow. This doesn't look like a traditional work to me at all. Traditional paintings have a certain quality about them that's very different from digital paintings and this...has the digital quality to it, even though you can see brush strokes everywhere.
Great comments! Yeah, gouache needs a little level adjustment to bring it into digital, but once that's done, its colors can be every bit as bright! I think it's important to strive to have any medium compete digitally nowadays, in this computer-dominated age!
oh my gosh! This is truly STUNNING! I've recently gotten into gouache, but have only used it for under paintings. I might have to sit down and try a solid piece just using gouache. (: Any tips?? You're fantastic!! I need to check out the rest of your gallery x
gouache is just the opaque one - I like to mix some watercolor in every now and then to kick up the color though, because watercolor pigment is a little more vibrant - but most of the paintings you see here are just gouache. With watercolor, its just going to be much thinner, and you'll be using the white of the paper more