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Deborah Secor
12-01-2013, 10:52 AM
I know it's early for NEW YEAR's greetings, but we're going to leave this thread open through the holidays, so it seemed appropriate. Our Corner is open to any paintings done in gouache, our only requirement. So if you like our crazy-fun version of watercolor, JOIN US!

I'm posting an inspirational photo for you. Yes, it's a pic I took of our local mountains, the Sandias, but it's been tweaked heavily in Photoshop. I love to play with color:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Dec-2013/23609-Sandia_for_WC.jpg


Although this one is not new, here's a painting I did using this photo:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Dec-2013/23609-Lacy_Mesa_Morning.jpg
Lacy Mesa Morning is 2.5" x 3.5" on Arches 300 c/p.

Please feel free to share any inspirational photos you'd like to show, too.

Mostly we'd love to see your gouache paintings! :wave:

Oh, and let me be the first to say Happy New Year! :lol:

Yorky
12-01-2013, 11:20 AM
A very inspiring scene Deborah, and a lovely painting.

Just to prove I am trying to dabble in gouache, here's a 6x4 study of Glade Creek Grist Mill, West Virginia, done in class with the permission of the photographer Bryan LeMasters. I love the bright colours you can achieve and I intend to paint a quarter sheet version.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Dec-2013/1046-Glade_Creek_.jpg

I put gouache in a set of daily pill boxes with lids in an effort to keep them workable.

Doug

Deborah Secor
12-01-2013, 03:48 PM
Nice one, Doug. Love the intensity. It seems like a worthy candidate for a larger painting.

I found that by laying a sheet of plastic cling wrap over my globs of paint I was able to keep it workable, but it became too costly to use a new piece every day. Hope the pill box helps! Let us know...

skappy
12-01-2013, 04:05 PM
Nice reference and interpretation Deborah Hope I ll try it I ve been very busy lately with work and commutes
Nice job Doug I like those fall colors

here is a contribution I was at PDF [ Parc des Felins } yesterday I took some 300 photos this an Asian golden cat [Pardofelis temminckii]
Robert

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Dec-2013/157927-Chat_de_Temmink.jpg

Deborah Secor
12-01-2013, 04:08 PM
Wow, what a shot! I fear I'd make a muddle of all the muscles, but what a great combo of action and repose. Gorgeous cat! Please, someone paint it! (Maybe you, Robert!?)

doppler
12-02-2013, 02:57 AM
Hi Doug and Deb. thank you Deb. my early New Years resolution is to get the cobwebs off my brushes. :thumbsup:

Robert .... :clap: :cat: Wonderful shot. looks like Bo when Loki is about to steal his dinner :lol:

artastic
12-02-2013, 10:02 AM
love the CAT photo Robert

Deborah Secor
12-02-2013, 11:51 AM
Here you go, Annie! Use this...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Dec-2013/23609-spray_air.JPG

:lol:

oldrockchick
12-02-2013, 12:57 PM
Deborah - lovely mountain range - well worth a go - might even invest in a panoramic pad to try it out. Have to see what Santa sends me.

Yorkie that is a stunning painting. So much colour yet not garish. Just beautiful.

Skappy - loving that cat- you all know me and critters -esp cats :evil:

I'll see if there's a couple of refs I can throw into the mix.... I'll get right onto it after dinner..... didn't know we needed any but I always have loads in my repository.

Yorky
12-02-2013, 12:59 PM
Thanks Lin. I have actually started a quarter sheet version starting with watercolour and now moving on with gouache.

Deborah, the pill boxes are working fine, the paint is still runny after a week. When I need a colour I just flip up the little lid, dip and click it closed again.

Doug

skappy
12-02-2013, 01:08 PM
Thanks peeps glad you like the cat I took a lot of picts I have to edit them

Yep Annie those cats!!! Fifi looks like that when skappy [the cat] try to steal her food too and she is not in a mood same reaction when he tries to squeeze through the cat flap before her she is in her sweet sixteen and always been a strategic cat they love each other it is only a deontological problem:angel::cat:.

Robert

oldrockchick
12-02-2013, 01:48 PM
I look forward to seeing that Yorkie

Oh don't talk to me about cats! Mine is so clingy. In summer he's in and out to eat without a by-your-leave, now it's cold.... he won't leave me alone. He's sitting on myh lap on my laptop - I can't paint, he keeps walking across my keyboard then pressing the enter key so my facebook updates make it look like I'm going mad.... then when I go to bed I lie on my side and he lies on my other hip and when I try to move he hangs on!


Here are a few refs you can use if you like.....

I thought about some challenges with light and shadows.

Something bright to get you through the winter months. I saw these deer roaming around Calke Abbey on the last nice day we had here. September.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Dec-2013/179312-800_px_gouache_animal_5_Sep_13_Calke_Abbey__52_3.jpg

This one was taken from our summer holiday in Pembrokeshire. It is in the sheltered 'secret' access to the Claddau Estuary. So much sunchine that day as I sat further along this wall with my easel, oil painting while Dave got the barbecue going.... ah those halcyon days of summer.....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Dec-2013/179312-gouache_2013__800_pxlands_d5_08_Jun_Wales_2013_W_Claddau_Estuary_nr_Picton__9_1024x768.jpg

This is Astley castle near me which has been renovated and can be hired out as a short let holiday home. 3 bedrooms sleeps up to 8/9 with sofabed and sofa in the open plan area of the 'Great Hall'.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Dec-2013/179312-gouache_Dec_2013__800px_lands_14_Sep_13_Astley_Castle__Church__32.jpg

A little still life of a basket of lemons...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Dec-2013/179312-Gouache_Dec_2013__20_Aug_2011_Battle_of_Bosworth_Agfa_-__63_768x1024.jpg

Deborah Secor
12-02-2013, 05:11 PM
Hmmm, the pill box is an interesting possibility, Doug. I wonder if around here ("the land of low humidity") it would work. May have to give it a go.

Lin, nice shadows on the grassy slope, oh and the lemons are quite nice, too. Thanks for adding! :D

Yorky
12-02-2013, 05:16 PM
It's worth a try Deborah. We have a very dry house, the relative humidity in the lounge is 36%.

This is similar to the one I bought at Poundland (Dollar Store). (http://www.completecareshop.co.uk/medical-aids/medication-management/economy-weekly-pill-organiser/)

Doug

janinco
12-02-2013, 05:23 PM
I have had my M Graham paints get a little mold in a snapped container. WN adds a fungicide so they would probably be less likely to grow something.

Great reference photos...I'm working on a gouache piece for my granddaughter. I might actually get it done by Christmas :-)

Jan

Deborah Secor
12-02-2013, 07:04 PM
I've had my M Graham's mold, too, Jan. I was thinking of it as a way to carry gouache on location from place to place compactly.

Hope you show us, Jan....

Yorky
12-04-2013, 02:35 AM
I started a large version of the Grist Mill here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19882198&posted=1).

Doug

LynnM
12-04-2013, 10:56 AM
Doug, this location looked vaguely familiar, and then when I saw your larger WIP I realized what it was....see your WIP for that :) Thanks for the tip re pill boxes, great idea!

Lovely photos, Lin! That one is wonderful too, Deborah, and I like what you did with it.

Magnificent cat, Robert, would love to see some of your other feline shots....
I'll look forward to seeing what you do with it.

Deborah Secor
12-05-2013, 08:15 PM
Took a look at your painting at the link, Doug. Looking good!

Hey, that's cool, Lynn. I like your version of the place Doug is painting.

It snowed ALL day here today, a rather unusual event. I didn't get any photos, but maybe tomorrow. The mountains should be gorgeous!

skappy
12-07-2013, 10:18 AM
Hi Lynn glad you like the cat here is a family pict
Robert:cat:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Dec-2013/[email protected]

PierceClark
12-09-2013, 06:28 AM
Hello Everyone,
I just subscribed to the Gouache Corner.
I love your work, Deborah!!!
I would love some pointers from anyone here about using gouache :)
I'm going to give your Sandias photo a try!

Deborah Secor
12-09-2013, 11:59 AM
Welcome, Donna! :wave: Thanks, and I hope you enjoy painting that photo. Check out the Gouache Corner Archives (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759241)for good pointers. A lot of us used to show our steps there. But feel free to ask away here, as well.

I'm afraid the holidays are sapping my painting time. I have several projects in the works, plus a bunch of unexpected paperwork I have to get done. I'm glad this thread goes through January! The theory is THEN I'll have more time to paint...

doppler
12-10-2013, 03:17 AM
Hi Deb.

Pierceclark, the archive is a good place to read.

Robert, you do truly LOVE cats. :thumbsup:

I have invigorated myself by .... shopping. online. Too good to be true but 300 smackers off the price for a fold down carry around easel. Done deal. It does gets lonely painting in the laundry, even though it is bright and messy place.

oldrockchick
12-10-2013, 01:56 PM
Thank you Robert for the pride :heart: :thumbsup: :)

skappy
12-12-2013, 02:30 AM
Hello I started a gouache of the Asian golden cat I post it soon as a WIP I like the cub an lioness they look like doing synchronous figures

Hi Annie so now you can paint those tropical flowers outdoor :) Yep I :heart: :cat::cat:

Robert:cat:

skappy
12-12-2013, 05:51 AM
Here are the first steps size A3 I drew it with an ersable light grey colour pencil as it doesn't leave graphite residus that mix with the paint thenI did a watercolour bg and started to cat the cat with gouache
Robert:cat:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Dec-2013/157927-Temmink1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Dec-2013/157927-Temmink_2.jpg

Yorky
12-12-2013, 07:20 AM
That's looking great Robert :thumbsup:

Doug

Deborah Secor
12-12-2013, 11:37 AM
As always, its perfectly beautiful, Robert! :heart: Keep us posted on your steps. Love that background. It perfectly showcases the cat, yet he seems tucked well into his environment at the same time. :thumbsup:

Deborah Secor
12-12-2013, 11:41 AM
I'm looking for inspiration for some snow paintings, so I went looking back into my own files. None of these are new. Sometimes seeing what worked before helps me to think!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Dec-2013/23609-Snow_Road.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Dec-2013/23609-Winter_Brook.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Dec-2013/23609-Sparkling_Snow.jpg

skappy
12-12-2013, 01:31 PM
Thanks Doug and Deborah hope I do not mess it up:angel:

Nice serie Deborah I like the light in the 3rd with thay yellow and pinkish reflet on the snow
Here it just started to freeze yesterday no snow yet but winter is on the road
Robert

LynnM
12-13-2013, 12:41 PM
Shows great promise, Robert, no worries here that you can do it!

Nice ones, Deborah, we are getting our first real snow here, lovely gentle flakes with not much wind. May get some photos later.

Echecs
12-13-2013, 02:14 PM
Hello,
I thought I'd join in this month. This is my second gouache piece and I took the photo from one of the gouache archive threads. I really am going to have to invest in some artist grade gouache, as this cheap white doesn't cover anything :-(

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Dec-2013/293621-DSCN1146b.JPG

The poor thing looks absolutely panicked by what I'm about to do to him :lol:

20x30 on Moulin du Coq watercolour 325gms

Cheers,
Deborah

oldrockchick
12-13-2013, 02:30 PM
Nice start to the cat Robert and lovely winter scenes too Deborah.

Not sure when I'll get round to some. I am so busy for the rest of the year. i'm off to Essex for a week on Monday then we have Christmas madness with family to the new year,.

Tomorrow I'm going to the Grand Opening of our Pop-UP Gallery. I joined a community art group and they work closely with the Town Development Team and in particular to try to attract footfall into the Town Centre. So the Council let us have use of one of their empty shops until March. They particularly asked me to exhibit even though I can't man the shop. My son walked past today and said one of my still lifes in the window and if it is the one I think then it is a gouache piece.

skappy
12-16-2013, 12:51 PM
Welcome Echecs you did well in spite of your gouache that doesnt cover enough as you said
You can try Gerstaeker le geant des beaux arts rue de la roquette or Boesner rue du chemin vert
Thanks Lynn and Lin

Here is this week end update
Robert:cat:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2013/157927-Temmink3x.jpg

Echecs
12-16-2013, 01:54 PM
Thanks Robert,
I prefer Boesner or Geant in the 13th, Geant rue de la roquette is a big, untidy mess :-)

Great wild cat, can't wait to see the end result, I really admired your version of the eagle too, amazing work.

Cheers,
Deborah

skappy
12-16-2013, 02:50 PM
Deborah I agree with you for the mess as we say agot wouldn't find her kid
Robert

Deborah Secor
12-16-2013, 05:54 PM
So, I wonder how it is I lost the email link to this thread??? Good grief, some "host", eh? LOL

Thanks for the comments on the snow paintings. I have two new ones but haven't uploaded them to the computer yet. Soon... I need better light.

Welcome, Deborah. Good start on the eagle. Yes, having a good white is so essential. I had a watery semi-transparent Chinese white to start and didn't realize how much difference it made until I got tubes of Permanent and Titanium whites. Much more opaque! Still, I like what I see there. His panic will subside. :lol:

Lin, that sounds like a wonderful spot for the holidays, and how neat to have your painting in the window! Hope you do find some time later to paint and share with us, but the holidays are hectic!

Robert, the cat is more and more fascinating. Right now he appears to be perched on a fence post, but I know that will change. :) (Still snickering at "a goat wouldn't find her kid." I love aphorisms from different languages.)

Echecs
12-19-2013, 03:37 AM
Hello,
So I went out and bought myself some artist grade Gouache, Lascaux Resonance bio activated (whatever that means!) I'm so excited, they are lovely.
I just had to try them out last night, so I did this:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2013/293621-DSCN1172b.JPG

Arches cold pressed, 20 x30 cms

I'm so used to watercolours that I have to force myself to put white on :)

Cheers,
Deborah

Yorky
12-19-2013, 03:41 AM
Wonderful colour Deborah. Yes, it's a totally different technique isn't it.

Doug

Echecs
12-19-2013, 03:46 AM
Thanks Doug, yes totally different, quite liberating, watercolour is rather a stressful medium, though it is beautiful when you get something right :-)

Deborah

Echecs
12-19-2013, 03:49 AM
I wanted to ask if anyone on here uses knifes with their gouache? I bought a couple as I want to maybe try a sort of impasto technique.

Deborah

skappy
12-19-2013, 05:25 AM
Here is my finished cat I think this is close to the right color I took the photo outside in the shade
Robert:cat:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Dec-2013/[email protected]

skappy
12-19-2013, 05:39 AM
Well done Deborah Colors are great Yep Lascaux resonnce is a good choice I ve tried a lot of tit white and theirs is my favorite I wont use other since I ve tried it Linel Arist is a good choice also I think Lascaux has more vibrant colors keep the jars closed:wink2:
I think you can use gouache with a knife I ll suggest to dampen the paper before so it with catch in to it and do not use thick coats or it wil crack and maybe fall of the support I bet Debaorah Secor wil confirm or not she has more experience with it than me:angel:
Robert:cat:

Echecs
12-19-2013, 08:07 AM
Just beautiful Robert :clap: :clap: :clap:

Deborah

Yorky
12-19-2013, 08:37 AM
Terrific job Robert.

Doug

skappy
12-19-2013, 11:55 AM
Thanks a lot Deborah and Doug
Robert:cat:

olliewood0702
12-19-2013, 12:39 PM
Wow, amazing work here, I always love looking at the fantastic paintings you all post here using gouache to it's fullest potential!

Deborah Secor
12-19-2013, 12:44 PM
Lovely brilliant blue in that one, Deborah! :clap:

I would only use a knife approach if I was painting on a sturdy board. Paper will too easily bend and thick gouache will crack. However, it can also crack on a board if it dries too fast. So how thickly you can paint is dependent on many variables. You might play around to see what works.

Ah, Robert, he (she?) is magnificent! I particularly like the detritus at his feet, and the light and color of the simple background. :D

Darla, thanks for the kudos. You're one of our cheerleaders! :lol: :thumbsup:

skappy
12-19-2013, 03:30 PM
Thanks Deb I fixed a bit the shadow under the cat I did nt wanted the fg to be more detailed than the cat so I kept it a bit dull In fact theis sweety cat was asleep and yawn for the day when I took the picture he looks fierce but was only tring to carpe diem
Robert

Echecs
12-20-2013, 04:00 AM
Thanks for the tips Deborah, would it crack even when varnished?

Cheers,
Deborah

LynnM
12-20-2013, 12:23 PM
Simply gorgeous, Robert!!!!

Beautiful iris, Deborah (E), good that you have found paints you like, makes such a difference.

Hope everyone has a good holiday and we all have more time to paint in the New Year!

Deborah Secor
12-20-2013, 12:40 PM
Deborah, I think varnish might stabilize it more, but do your research. Check Ralph Parker's blog (http://ralphparker.wordpress.com/gouache-paintings/). He varnishes all the time, and I recall he had a lot of good info about the boards he uses. Details escape me.

skappy
12-20-2013, 01:22 PM
Thanks Lynn

Deborah I think maybe acrylising medium will help to stabilise it but then it will turn the gouache into acrylic more or less If you paint on a flexible surface like paper or linen it will crack if it is thick layers now on a non flexible suface it will be safer, if you check an old palette left over gouache still sticks to it I guess the only way is experimenting or finding people that experimented before
Robert:cat:

Echecs
12-20-2013, 01:59 PM
Ok, will check things out and experiment, I like experimenting. Lynn, thank you, and I hope you and everyone here has lovely holidays :)

Cheers,
Deborah

crispur2005
12-26-2013, 03:53 AM
Hello,
I don't think I have ever posted here before but I want to learn more about gouache and hopefully get comfortable with the medium before July. I have shouted myself a holiday in Vence where a group of us will be staying at the Villa Le Reve and "walking in the footsteps of Matisse" and the recommended medium to use during my stay is gouache. So I will be hanging out here for a little while.
I am on a big learning curve here and would appreciate any criticisms or hints that may help me.

I cant get over the amazing work and talent on show here.

Deborah - What a beautiful landscape, such lovely colours.

Yorky - Your grist mill is very striking and I have taken note of your pill
box hint. I have been adding water to the dried out paint on my
pallet but it does not work that well.
Robert - What a jaw dropper, that cat is amazing WOW:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Deborah- Your snow paintings are so beautiful. They inspire me.
Deborah- What a majestic looking bird, you have caught it beautifully.
Deborah - The colour in the iris is just stunning.

Here is my contribution they are both gouache 170 x 235mm
I was very taken with your lemon ref Lin, thank you for providing it. I was having trouble getting a really good dark for the basket shadows so I used black. Its not a choice I would normally make but it seems to have worked OK here.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Dec-2013/92305-001_420x600.jpg
and the second was done for the water media December challenge from a reference provided by KreativeK.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Dec-2013/92305-008_600x418.jpg

Yorky
12-26-2013, 04:19 AM
You are doing well Christine. Have you checked out the Gouache Archives sticky at the top of the forum? There's lots of useful information there.

Doug

crispur2005
12-26-2013, 04:41 AM
Thanks Doug. I will check it out.

Deborah Secor
12-26-2013, 12:44 PM
Christine, good to have you join us here! I looked at your web pages and I think your work is just charming. I'm sure gouache will be a medium you'll take to and enjoy, as evidenced by the two paintings you've shared here. Nice. I like what you did with the lemons. The orange and purple work well around the basket. And the faces are delightful. Well done. It sounds like a wonderful holiday, too. So much fun to plan and work towards something of that sort. If you have questions, ask away. We're happy to give what we can... :wave:

skappy
12-26-2013, 01:40 PM
Hi Christine nice to see you here thanks for your comment about the cat It looks to me you do not have any problem with gouache they re both great you ve knocked the right door for questions

Matisse was using a lot of gouache painting pare to make collages and as he was in a wheel chair at the end of his life he was working with an assistant and cutting shapes on paper he previously painted with gouache his lap and the having his assistant glueling them and positioning them :)

Robert:cat:

crispur2005
12-27-2013, 05:00 AM
Thank you Deborah for being so encouraging. I am quite enjoying the medium and I think I am starting to understand what it will and wont do. I think I need to invest in some better quality paints though as I am not getting the vibrancy that I want.
I did not know that about Matisse Robert, I will have to do some research before I head off. I admire your work so much and hopefully I will learn heaps from hanging out here with you all.
These are todays efforts
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Dec-2013/92305-004_446x600.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Dec-2013/92305-001_433x600.jpg

artastic
12-27-2013, 08:03 AM
I love the refs, of course fond of the cat and the family of cats Robert (your painting is inspiring
the lemons caught my eye as well.
both on my todo list

however I did this for the weeks WDE, in gauche on blue gessoed paper


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Dec-2013/104250-104250-snowsceneS.jpg

skappy
12-28-2013, 01:18 AM
Thanks Bonnie an Christine for your comment

Nice cat and lorikets Christine I like your loose style as you do with acrylics

Brrr lovely snow scene Bonnie

Robert

rozzi
12-29-2013, 07:29 AM
Thanks Deborah and all the others for the great photos.
I haven't been around much - too busy unpacking and setting up my "studio" :wink2: My husband kindly made me some bookshelves so I can be more organised in the new space :lol:

Good to see you getting the gouache working Doug - your mill looks great.

Belated welcome Deborah - your paintings are good - hope to see some more from you.

Robert - your felines are always superb - love this one too.

Deborah S - you can always post oldies - I can always learn from looking at your delightful paintings.

:wave: Christine - so good to see you here with your wonderful colourful paintings. Your trip sounds fab. I am envious - but you will share with us when you get back - pretty please?

Bonnie - I just saw your trees in WDE - love that one on the left - very majestic.

I also have a couple to share in my next post.

rozzi
12-29-2013, 08:00 AM
Here is a painting done a few weeks ago for a WDE. I had intended to do some more on it but no time or space at that time.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Dec-2013/226290-farm.jpg
260 x 170 cm on arches paper

This one is from the last WDE - 310 x 420cm - trying to paint larger this coming year.
First stage after 90 minutes.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Dec-2013/226290-cat1.jpg

A bit more colour - Final stage I think?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Dec-2013/226290-gouache_cat.jpg

In my newly re-organised studio my palette has had an overhaul too. I mixed in a couple of drops of glycerine and water into each color and so far the paint has stayed workable for days and seems easier to rewet with a light spray. The old china plate is for mixing and to help me keep the palette clean(er).

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Dec-2013/226290-palette.jpg

That is a moist sponge in the centre.

Christine - I purchased a set of Caran Darch pan gouache from the art store in Brisbane - forget the name - but I found they are great for travelling and are very creamy to use. Much better than Reeves.

skappy
12-30-2013, 02:33 AM
Thank for your comment Ros yep Caran d'Ache makes good product Lascaux too
I rmember that cottage you did In the WDE nice cat portrait we had the same choice mine will be a pastel I just uploaded one in the animal forum

Hi to all gouacheros wake up!:) :angel:
Robert:cat:

Deborah Secor
12-31-2013, 04:50 PM
Just recovering from the flu. Nasty virus. My excuse for not being here or painting any...

Christine, love the colors you used in those two birds and the cat! Yes, the paint brand can make a lot of difference, but it has as much to do with finding what you can do with what you have, I think.

Bonnie, the snow is lovely! Those trees really show the weight of the snow.

Ros, love the cat, and it's always fun to see the steps. Stunning sense of light sculpting the fur.

***I'm slipping this in here for anyone who happens to visit. I'm in the mood to give a couple of my little gouache ATC paintings away. If you're willing to take whatever I choose to send you, contact me via PM. I'd love to have a small painting gift from you, too, in exchange. Not an arranged trade, mind you, just whatever you send. Small--ATC sized or something little that will fit in a Moleskin that's 3.5" x 5", which is my album. Limited time on this, so contact me sometime soon... I love landscapes, animals, still life, interiors, cities, all kinds of subjects. Sketches, drawings, paintings in any medium. :D Talk to me.***

crispur2005
01-01-2014, 04:04 AM
Hey Bonnie- We are going through a bit of a heatwave here at the moment and it cools me down just to look at your lovely winter landscape.
Hey Ros - Love your barns but the precious puss is my favourite, the way she she emerges from the background is very appealing.
Thanks for those gouache tips as well Ros, I have been just rewetting the dried gouache but not very successfully. I will try the glycerine trick as soon as I get some. I have been searching for the Caran D Arch pans, they appear to be readily available overseas but not so popular here for some reason. I will keep looking.
Hi Deborah- Pick me, pick me:D :D :D

oldrockchick
01-01-2014, 11:35 AM
Just 'doing the rounds' on the forums. Have a houseful of guests.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2014/179312-1000px_Happy_New_Year_2014_0.JPG
Had a fantastic new camera for Christmas and I can't wait to get out and use it but the weather is horrendous. So tired and aching today after going out 2 nights on the trot and especially a long one last night at a rock gig.

Deborah Secor
01-01-2014, 12:53 PM
Sounds like a good start to the new year, Lin. :D

I rang in the new listening to the fireworks and gunshots as I snuggled down under my warm blankets to drift off to sleep. Perfect.

Today I want to play with my new NeoLucida (http://neolucida.com/)! And this week I have a little shipping to do to a few of you :wink2: --although be patient because the lines are still miles long at our post office, so I may not go until next week.

rozzi
01-02-2014, 05:31 AM
Happy new year :music: :music: Hope you are feeling better by now Deborah. You and Lin should both be playing happily with your new toys. I've just been to the Post office :wink2: no queues here.

crispur2005
01-04-2014, 02:31 AM
Happy New Year everyone. I am starting to like this gouache, its very forgiving isn't it. These 2 are ATC size 3.5 x 2.5 inches. I haven't done anything this small for ages and did enjoy doing them. They are both images from WDE, I did the harpist in acrylic a month or so ago and wondered how it would work as an ATC. I think it worked OK. The cat is a crop from a reference in this weeks WDE provided by suerob
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jan-2014/92305-011_600x437.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jan-2014/92305-008_800x562.jpg

Yorky
01-04-2014, 02:55 AM
Nice work Chistine, yes gouache is very forgiving.

When you post ATC size paintings resize them to 350x250 pixels so they show approximately actual size on screen.

I did an ATC version of this month's challenge at my class on Thursday using Caran D'Ache pan gouache, 3½x2½ on 200lb Saunders Waterford rough.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jan-2014/1046-Austrian_Farm_mini.jpg

Actually, the Carad D'Ache pans are growing on me, they are very creamy when wet and don,t dry up and crack. A 14 pan set can be bought for around $10 if you search the internet. http://www.artyfect.com/gouache/gouache-sets/caran-d-ache-gouache-studio-15-cake-set.html

Doug

crispur2005
01-04-2014, 03:42 AM
Thanks Doug, yes I should have sized them better, your painting is beautiful looks great at the correct size.
I will have to get a set of those pans, I just have so much art stuff that I have forgotten I even own half of it. I will definitely get them for the holiday.

artastic
01-06-2014, 07:14 AM
great colors Christine, yes gouache is forgiving and quite a change from ink or watercolor
Doug, nice mini

here is a 6x6 version of Roberts Lions
on handmade paper

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jan-2014/104250-guache_lions.jpg

Deborah Secor
01-06-2014, 12:01 PM
Christine, I like them both! However, the cat's face really appeals to me. I love using a lot of color that way.

Doug, this is really a charming one! It's beautifully painted, and I like that simple composition a lot. :thumbsup:

Bonnie, the lions are delightful. :D You really caught the movement of the cub, I think.

No painting for me lately. Taxes--ick! I'm wending my way through a sea of paperwork. What time I've had I invested in learning to crochet (Doug, your wife's work looks even more amazing to me now...!!), and I've been playing with my NeoLucida. Today more paperwork looms, plus I'm teaching Bible study weekly at our local Rescue Mission, so I have to prepare for that. Who said retirement would be boring? :P

skappy
01-06-2014, 01:26 PM
Both lovely Chrisine I remember those refs

Very pretty chalet Doug well done

Well done Bonnie I like the movement of the cub

Robert:cat:

COusley615
01-06-2014, 02:36 PM
Hola, new here. Repost from the 2013 Corner. Some of my gouache stuff. I use W/N gouaches, Lukas, And DaVinci. I have not tried the Turner Gouaches yet. I will post some landscapes too. Greets from Nashville.
:wave:
Chris

chrisousley.com
chrisousleystudio.com

COusley615
01-06-2014, 03:22 PM
Some gouache Middle Tennessee landscape sketches.

Chris
:cat:
chrisousley.com
chrisousleystudio.com

COusley615
01-06-2014, 03:24 PM
Rozzi's Cat paintings...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Dec-2013/226290-cat1.jpg

A bit more colour - Final stage I think?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Dec-2013/226290-gouache_cat.jpg

I like the Kitty painting! I am a sucker for great cats.:clap:

Yorky
01-06-2014, 03:38 PM
Lovely work Chris.

Doug

crispur2005
01-06-2014, 03:48 PM
Hi Chris, I just discovered this spot and gouache a couple of weeks ago but I am growing quite addicted to it. Your work is so wonderful and polished and I think I might grow addicted to it as well. Welcome to gouache corner.
I had to go back and make sure those cats were Ros's and discovered your lions Bonnie, they are gorgeous.

COusley615
01-06-2014, 04:04 PM
Hi Chris, I just discovered this spot and gouache a couple of weeks ago but I am growing quite addicted to it. Your work is so wonderful and polished and I think I might grow addicted to it as well. Welcome to gouache corner.

Just found it a couple hours ago. Once you get used to it gouache is quite fun and versatile.
The drying darker really pestered me at first. Especially skin tones. I mainly studied those old illustrators like Coby Whitmore, Richard Loehle and Al Parker etc. to learn the stuff.

CO

Deborah Secor
01-06-2014, 04:11 PM
Chris, the one of the road and cloud rings my art chimes! :thumbsup: Of course, the other landscapes are WOW, too. Love the hair in "Sippy". Makes me want to get my brushes wet again... :D Glad you've joined us here.

COusley615
01-06-2014, 06:20 PM
Chris, the one of the road and cloud rings my art chimes! :thumbsup: Of course, the other landscapes are WOW, too. Love the hair in "Sippy". Makes me want to get my brushes wet again... :D Glad you've joined us here.
I visited your page and gouache blog. Good stuff. I added you to my blog roll on my chrisousley.com/blog
Wet those brushes ASAP! No excuses and no slackin'! :thumbsup:

CO

rozzi
01-06-2014, 06:34 PM
Christine you really have come to grips with gouache but I didn't think you would have any problem anyway :D great ATCs

Doug - your ATC looks great. I really like the Car anDarche too - although I only have a set of 7. Maybe I can get a bigger one when I go to Geneva.

Nice cats Bonnie - I like the wet in wet effect on the fur.

Chris - your work is super - love your portrait and figures - and i really admire the freedom of painting in your landscapes!! What size are these? And thanks for your kind comment on my cat.

COusley615
01-07-2014, 12:28 PM
Chris - your work is super - love your portrait and figures - and i really admire the freedom of painting in your landscapes!! What size are these? And thanks for your kind comment on my cat.[/QUOTE]

Flappers are 9x12
Sippy is 6.5 x 7.5
Striped Pinup is 10 x14ish (I sold that one a long time ago!)

The landscapes are around 5x7ish in my sketch book

CO :cat:

Deborah Secor
01-07-2014, 12:40 PM
I visited your page and gouache blog. Good stuff. I added you to my blog roll on my chrisousley.com/blog
Wet those brushes ASAP! No excuses and no slackin'! :thumbsup:

CO

:lol: Taxes first... The government will have its way. THEN painting!

But thanks, glad you like the work and thanks for the inspiration, too. :wave:

Deborah Secor
01-07-2014, 12:40 PM
BTW, I finally got to the Post Office! :wink2:

COusley615
01-07-2014, 12:45 PM
:lol: Taxes first... The government will have its way. THEN painting!

But thanks, glad you like the work and thanks for the inspiration, too. :wave:
I forget and holler at my fellow artists like i do in my group fitness classes "victims".:clap:

COusley615
01-07-2014, 12:59 PM
A couple more gouaches...
"Martini" 7.5 x 11 on strathmore wc paper
"Christmas Eve" Based on a friend's photo. She is a designer who lives way over way in Sweden and Austria! gouache in crescent illustration board 8x13 A little fade away action. (I like the old illustrator Coles Phillip's work)

windsor newton, DaVinci gouaches.

Chris

COusley615
01-07-2014, 11:10 PM
A White Horse in my brown paper sketch book. I did this last summer. 9 x 5.5 I like using gouache on toned paper.

Still digging that great cat painting! Nice handling on the gouache. as I say a lot "That's Clean!"

Chris :cat:

Yorky
01-08-2014, 01:24 AM
Nice work Chris. Foreground shows the advantages og gouache over transparent watercolours.

Doug

Echecs
01-08-2014, 07:40 AM
Hello again,
There really are some lovely inspiring works here, bravo everyone!

I have a few watercolours that really haven't turned out right, so I decided to see if I could maybe save a couple by reworking them in Gouache, I forgot to take before photos so you really have to believe me when I say they were both really bad :o

Lilac Flowers

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2014/293621-DSCN1269b.JPG

And Peaches

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2014/293621-DSCN1264b.JPG

Cheers,
Deborah

rozzi
01-09-2014, 04:10 AM
I'm really enjoying your paintings Chris - keep on posting.

Nice save Deborah - fun to free up over failed watercolours isn't it? Maybe a few white touches here and there.

COusley615
01-09-2014, 09:54 AM
>Lilac Flowers

I like both. but especially like the colors and composition on the top one (Lilac) Good save on those previous watercolors.

Chris

COusley615
01-09-2014, 11:17 AM
Gouache I did for a Christmas card in 2013. DaVinci and WN colors. around 9x7ish

Chris

artastic
01-09-2014, 11:56 AM
chris , that is a stunning piece, interesting perspective

Deborah Secor
01-10-2014, 05:58 PM
Deborah, the lilacs are really intriguing. There's some mystery there. Nice. I've not used transparent watercolors much (MANY years ago for a short spurt), but I can see how using gouache over can be an interesting addition.

Chris, the use of negative space is fascinating. Love the disappearing/reappearing skirt! The forced perspective on the last one is wow!

Okay, I'm actually painting. We'll see what gets finished and photographed. :lol:

COusley615
01-10-2014, 06:22 PM
Chris, the use of negative space is fascinating. Love the disappearing/reappearing skirt! The forced perspective on the last one is wow!

Okay, I'm actually painting. We'll see what gets finished and photographed. :lol:[/QUOTE]

Thanks! I want to do more with the appear disappear stuff.

Anxious to see what you are painting. I had fun at our weekly life drawing session today. Always fun to be around my fellow art nerds.
I will post them on my blog when I scan them.

Chris

Deborah Secor
01-10-2014, 07:33 PM
(Chris, if you use the quote button in the lower right corner of each post you'll get a box with the whole quote in it!)

I taught painting (in pastels) to adult students for 22 years, and at times I miss the classes. I just have fun painting now, having retired from the profession... So, here you are, my afternoon (painted while babysitting the 2 and 3 year old!)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jan-2014/23609-Corrales_Field_2.jpg
My usual 2.5" x 3.5" on Arches 300 c/p. If you feel like you've seen it before, I used a slightly different photo but painted one recently from the same place, so I'm calling this one "Corrales Field 2"! So original.... :rolleyes:

COusley615
01-10-2014, 09:53 PM
(Chris, if you use the quote button in the lower right corner of each post you'll get a box with the whole quote in it!)

I taught painting (in pastels) to adult students for 22 years, and at times I miss the classes. I just have fun painting now, having retired from the profession... So, here you are, my afternoon (painted while babysitting the 2 and 3 year old!)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jan-2014/23609-Corrales_Field_2.jpg
My usual 2.5" x 3.5" on Arches 300 c/p. If you feel like you've seen it before, I used a slightly different photo but painted one recently from the same place, so I'm calling this one "Corrales Field 2"! So original.... :rolleyes:


Nice landscape and colors! I am getting used to this posting/quote stuff. :clap:
CO

Yorky
01-11-2014, 02:34 AM
Another little beauty Deborah.

Doug

LynnM
01-11-2014, 09:04 AM
Beautiful and interesting work, Chris, and both Deborahs, you are inspiring me to get a couple of starts finished!

Deborah Secor
01-11-2014, 06:50 PM
Okay, today I hit the mailbox jackpot! Both trades from Lynn and from Ros arrived and I AM BLOWN AWAY! What beautiful work you two do!! It makes a HUGE difference to see the work in your hand, of course.

The way we did it was to just agree to trade. I sent what I thought would be appreciated, and so did they. I'm totally gratified and will do this again soon. (I have to budget a little.)

I want to show what I received...but only with permission. So gals, is it okay if I take a photo of your painting and show it here? Let me know. GORgeous--and they look like they belong together! :D

hilex
01-12-2014, 01:47 AM
"Tracks". Forgot to place my signature before photographing :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jan-2014/199214-Tracks_wet.jpg

Alex

LynnM
01-12-2014, 10:41 AM
Yes Deborah, fine with me, glad you like it!

Nice one Alex, so beautifully simple. You are sticking to your limited palette too, some other good ones in the last weeks.

COusley615
01-13-2014, 01:06 PM
Really good Hilex. I like the high horizon and all the negative space.

CO

COusley615
01-13-2014, 01:24 PM
Some gouache sketches of Randor Lake in Nashville. I added a pencil thumbnail to show how I like to work sometimes. Sketch it and add color in the warm studio. That icy and snowy day (2010) was about 15 degrees when I was at the lake. From my sketches I remember that snowy day very well and the people I saw at the lake. There is a nocturne and a spring sketch too. All pages are around 6x8ish.
Chris O.

rozzi
01-14-2014, 05:08 AM
Thanks for posting all your paintings Chris - and the thumbnails. I love seeing how others work and their thought process. Super paintings - I'm really enjoying them.

Great painting Alex - cools me down just looking at it - we are a little hot here in the southern hemisphere.

My - you are multitasking Deborah - being able to paint a masterpiece while babysitting.
I'm really looking forward to receiveing mine.

LynnM
01-14-2014, 03:31 PM
Lovely sketches Chris, so nice to see the working pages!

I got a delight in the mail today, thanks so much Deborah! I had not seen that one before, wonderful moody piece :)

Deborah Secor
01-14-2014, 06:39 PM
Fun to see your sketches and paintings, Chris. I like the quickness. It keeps things fresh! I especially enjoy the strong contrast and color in the spring one.

My mailbox has been flowing with bounty! So fun! I loved getting Doug's gift of this painting (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19920527&postcount=72) and the cat (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19920508&postcount=71) from Christine! :D :thumbsup:

COusley615
01-14-2014, 10:43 PM
A ballerina set for us in our life drawn session. These are around 6x8 on tan paper. The first is just ivory black, orange lake and white palette.
By the way, I took a Zentangle class last Saturday. Had no idea what it was, but signed up anyway. Opened a whole new world for me and got hooked from the first line. A good addition to my illustration repertoire.

Yorky
01-15-2014, 02:18 AM
Absolutely beautiful Chris.

Doug

eyepaint
01-17-2014, 03:19 PM
My mailbox has been flowing with bounty! So fun!

I received your wonderful work and it's so gorgeous in person. Thank you so much! Yours will be in the mail shortly. I hope you like it :)

(sorry to everyone for posting this here but I wanted to reach Deborah)

Deborah Secor
01-18-2014, 11:43 AM
Thanks, EP. Glad you like it! I'm looking forward to the one you send me. After I receive it I may decide to do another swap, we'll see. :D

artastic
01-19-2014, 04:57 PM
Chris, so enjoying the progression , sketches and final images.

I just did one for the virtual paintout from cape cod
this is Buffys IceCream parlour: 459 Chatham, Mass

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2014/104250-buffys_ice_ceam_small.jpg

skappy
01-20-2014, 02:45 AM
Great serie Chris lovely style

Hi Alex nice to see you back with a beautiful winterscape

Lovely sunny painting Deborah

Lovely place Bonnie well done reminds me when I went to Cape Cod three
years ago I probaby stopped there:) :angel:


Here is my latest gouache an indian ringneck parrot I just did in the Animal & wildlife challenge from a photo by Cheryl Nielson it is size A4 on Ingres paper for a try you can see the vertical stripes texture of the paper
Robert:cat:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2014/[email protected]

artastic
01-20-2014, 07:56 AM
that is a beautiful Parrot Robert
wonderful detail

COusley615
01-20-2014, 01:47 PM
Great work on the parrot. Colors are real nice and the leaves flow just right.

Now I want some ice cream after seeing Buffy's Parlor! I have done the virtual paint outs too.

Chris

rozzi
01-21-2014, 09:11 AM
Woohoo - look what I got in the mail today :D
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2014/226290-DSCF2053.JPG
This is sooo much nicer IRL than my poor photo - sorry :o
I am thrilled to be the happy recipient of your beautiful little painting. Thank you so much Deborah. Maybe you can post a better one?


I haven't looked in for a few days and missed the last few postings.

Chris - your ballet series is a delight - love to see all the different things you paint. One small request - when you post can you upload the images by clicking the mountain icon at the top of the box instead of attaching images because when I hit advanced reply your images don't show up in the list - only text.

Robert - that is truly a beautiful bird - superb!

Nice ice cream parlour Bonnie- good wet mingling in the foliage.

COusley615
01-21-2014, 11:52 AM
One small request - when you post can you upload the images by clicking the mountain icon at the top of the box instead of attaching images because when I hit advanced reply your images don't show up in the list - only text.

Took me a bit to find the mountain icon. (Yellow and grey insert image button) But with this method I just found out all my images are greyed out and will not attach. All are correct size for this site.

CO

Yorky
01-21-2014, 12:12 PM
The uploader browse box has a file type pull down that defaults to GIF, you have to choose All Files to see your jpg files.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2014/1046-UploaderBrowse.jpg

Yes use the uploader rather than attaching then we can scroll down and see the picture when replying. Also with the uploader to can interspace the images with lines of text.

Doug

Deborah Secor
01-21-2014, 06:07 PM
I've been busy and clearly missed a few things along the way here...


"Tracks". Forgot to place my signature before photographing :D
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jan-2014/199214-Tracks_wet.jpg

Alex
Alex, I'm so glad you decided to post this one here. I particularly enjoy the strong angle across the front. Please share more of your work here, as you complete things...



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2014/104250-buffys_ice_ceam_small.jpg
Bonnie, that's a nice rendering of the ice cream shop!



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2014/[email protected]

Robert, what do you think of the Ingres? I always found the texture a bit obtrusive...and it seems kind of lightweight. This is your usual GORgeous rendition, and I enjoy the green bird in the red setting!

Chris, I agree about using the uploader! I much prefer being able to see the work when commenting. (And Doug's hint may help... :wink2:)

No painting from me lately. My housemate and I are crocheting a baby blanket for a friend. It's fun, but painting is much easier! :eek:

COusley615
01-21-2014, 10:25 PM
Doug (Yorky) I don't get that same box you do. No option to choose "file type" or "all". At least I can't find it. I am on a Apple using Safari. Only buttons are cancel and choose. Probably something simple I am missing...
I attached a pic of what I get.
Too scared to post any more. :crying:

CO

rozzi
01-21-2014, 10:35 PM
Chris, I use an apple and safari and save my images as jpeg - took me a while to work out the system doesn't like gifs. Works fine for me now.
Edit - please keep posting any way you can ;)

COusley615
01-21-2014, 10:46 PM
Chris, I use an apple and safari and save my images as jpeg - took me a while to work out the system doesn't like gifs. Works fine for me now.
Edit - please keep posting any way you can ;)

I will try tagging .jpeg in a minute...:cool: All my stuff is tagged .jpg

COusley615
01-21-2014, 10:48 PM
I will try it on this one.

"Flurries" Lady in fur coat. Don't throw red pixels..It's faux fur! :angel: Gouache and wc 9x5ish

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2014/1348104-fursm.jpeg

COusley615
01-21-2014, 10:49 PM
I hope that worked...:clear: Looks like it does not like the .jpg tag

CO

rozzi
01-21-2014, 11:09 PM
:thumbsup: :clap: yay it worked.
LOVE this painting - the light on her face and the play of the warmth against the cold makes it stunning.

Deborah Secor
01-22-2014, 12:23 AM
Agreed! Nice one, Chris. Glad it worked, whatever you did...

COusley615
01-22-2014, 12:04 PM
Thanks all. Now I will tag pics .jpeg! Thanks for the technical advice crew.

CO :cool:

skappy
01-23-2014, 02:10 AM
Thank you Ros and Deborah
Deborah So i tried working gouache on Ingres for the first time with the bird As I wanted to wor on a colored paper and this was the only one of the desired color I had.I ve been surprised as I painted the paper can really take a lot I tought it will disolve before I'm finished.Now I do no think I ll try it again unless needed though it is nice for pastels I guess you know that ;-)

Robert

COusley615
01-23-2014, 12:28 PM
I was flipping through my sketch books and these are from a few years ago when we had a good snow in Tennessee. Little if any snow so far this year in Nashville. Just dry bitter cold. I sketched from my truck and painted when I got home. Around 6x9ish page.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2014/1348104-snowdayx2.jpeg

Deborah Secor
01-23-2014, 01:16 PM
Robert, that's interesting... I never liked textured papers for my pastel paintings, only the toothy ones. I was just too heavy-handed! Likewise, in gouache I prefer the substantial watercolor papers, though I've used all kinds. My stash of 300 lb. cold press Arches is my favorite!

Nice, Chris. I like the muted light in both of them, played just a bit differently each time.

hilex
01-24-2014, 10:48 PM
Chris, very nice attempts on gouache. I like looseness in your gouaches.

Thank you to everyone for commenting my painting.
A new one uploaded:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jan-2014/199214-January_sunset_wet.jpg

Alex

Yorky
01-25-2014, 03:21 AM
Nice work Chris. Always put a new line before and after uploading a picture to separate it from the text.

Beautiful sky Alex.

Doug

Deborah Secor
01-25-2014, 01:37 PM
Alex, I always enjoy a good sunset/sunrise painting! This one just glistens with light. Beautiful contrast and subtle, rich colors. Lovely.

hilex
01-25-2014, 07:33 PM
Doug, Deborah, thank you.

Alex

hilex
01-26-2014, 02:31 AM
Another painting:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2014/199214-Winter_pond_wet.jpg

Alex

Yorky
01-26-2014, 05:26 AM
I love your winter colour scheme Alex. Very effective.

Doug

hilex
01-26-2014, 04:44 PM
Doug, thank you.

Alex

skappy
01-26-2014, 11:55 PM
Nice works Chris beautiful winter scenes Alex
Robert

olliewood0702
01-27-2014, 11:09 AM
This page has some AWESOME gouache works! It's amazing what beautiful work you all are creating here.

Deborah Secor
01-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Alex, very nice! I agree with Doug, about the colors you used in this one. That blue works so well alongside the yellow-oranges. The composition is super, too.

Saturday is a new month, and a new Gouache Corner. Does anyone want to suggest a theme or supply photos for February-March?

Yorky
01-27-2014, 12:14 PM
I have just sketched out 40 ATC's which I will be doing in gouache. I find I have several castles.

Doug

Deborah Secor
01-27-2014, 12:38 PM
Wow--that's cool, Doug! We want to see all of them in the Corner, of course... We don't see castles in our area much. :lol:

Look what we've done over the last two months, gang:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jan-2014/23609-Gouache_Corner_new_year.jpg

I know we have another few days, but thought I'd plunk these all into the album while I have time. It's fun to see them all together!

LynnM
01-27-2014, 12:46 PM
Wow, what an impressive gallery! well done everyone. I have the best intentions........:)

That's a lot of ATC's Doug, you will inspire us all!

Yes, Deborah, castles appeal to me too, I have a couple of references I could send in.

Deborah Secor
01-27-2014, 01:15 PM
I'm open, if you all want to paint castles... 'bout the only castle around NM is Castle Rock, a neat formation in one corner of our state. :D But hey, we could keep it interpretive, couldn't we? How about painting castles in the clouds, or sand castles, or snow castles, or Lego castles...or whatever?

Anyone who wants to send photos or other ideas, just PM me. I'll see what I can come up with, too.

And of course, they will only be fun and inspirational pics and ideas. As usual, anything in gouache will be included.

Yorky
01-27-2014, 01:17 PM
There is a large number of castles in the RIL.

Doug

LarrySeiler
01-29-2014, 10:11 AM
Here are a couple gouache I've worked on this past week..

one is 6"x 9" of a whitetail buck...working the edge of an agricultural field, staying within the safety of a forest's edge/trees...and leaves it up to the imagination if he is winding does in a corner, keeping eyes on whether a particular doe comes into estrus. It is called, "Monroe County Whitetail"


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jan-2014/532-monroecty_whitetail.jpg

then...brutal temps this week here in our national forest, northern Wisconsin...but the sug was undeniable in its call to come and play. I spent about 40 minutes out in -33 temps to gather a number of references. Warmer...at least in the 20's or teens...and I could have used glycerine with my paints to have painted on location. But...I chose to respite to the studio..this one is 6"x 6"...

a smaller one and larger...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jan-2014/532-hwy8wintersun_small.jpeg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jan-2014/532-hwy8wintersun.jpeg

Yorky
01-29-2014, 10:27 AM
Beautiful paintings Larry.

I have just completed the first 16 of 32 ATC's I am doing for the Ontario Meet:

Gouache and many with no drawing.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jan-2014/1046-ATC2.jpg

Doug

Deborah Secor
01-29-2014, 12:32 PM
Thanks, Doug. I'll check out the RIL and see what castle pics I can find. :)

Larry, good to see you showing your BEAUTIFUL work here! Wonderful composition and color in the first one. It tells a story but leaves lots to the imagination. And the light in the second one is a total thrill!! Looks as if it was painted over a deep red underpainting. Is this dark paper? Oh, and how does gouache do in such brutal cold? Does it get stiff?

Doug, you are amazing! NO drawing? Wow--just go right to it! Love what you've done here. I think from this distance, and having to crane my head around sideways to see them all, I'd choose 7 for its graphic qualities, 9 for the color and composition, and 12 for the light, but I like them all for various reasons! Nice work. Did you just tape off watercolor paper? When is the meet?

Yorky
01-29-2014, 12:33 PM
Thanks Deborah, no I just ruled out a quarter sheet Saunders Waterford 200lb rough and painted up to the lines.

The meet is 14th-15th June at Dundas Ontario (next to Hamilton). There is a thread at the top of the Watercolor Pallet Talk forum with details. This will be the third Ontario Meet we will have attended.

Doug

LarrySeiler
01-29-2014, 12:59 PM
that's quite the marathon and undertaking there, Doug!!! That third down from the left really catches my eye!!

Thanks Deborah...that sun scene I painted indoors...as it was minus 33 degrees...but I have painted outdoors with gouache in winter, and use about 1-2 drops of glycerin to about a pea size amount of gouache, mixed in well...and a few drops of glycerine in my small water reservoir I use. You develop a knack of it...

Deborah Secor
01-30-2014, 12:15 PM
Happily, around here we don't need glycerin... The high temp in Albuquerque today is predicted to be near 70 F! I miss the snow and rain, however. We sure could use some. Dry-dry-dry.

Doug, I checked it out. I've seen mention of your past meetups in some of the threads. Looks like good fun!

Anyone want to send me pics of castles...or sandcastles or cloud shots that suggest castles? Just PM them to me! Thanks.

hilex
01-31-2014, 02:22 AM
Doug, nice set of ATC's. :)
Larry, wonderful gouaches.

Another one from me in the last day of January:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2014/199214-Snow_trunks_mess_wet.jpg

Alex

rozzi
01-31-2014, 05:24 AM
Brilliant paintings Alex :thumbsup:

Doug you are amazing - 32 ATCs :clap: They look great. Much quicker to paint without the drawing and I bet it frees you up.

LOVE the light you achieved on that little one Larry - superb!!

Deborah, thanks for doing that great gallery. Sorry I didn't contribute more but I'm still working my way through a years gardening and catching up with other stuff.
Sorry I don't have any castles to share - we do have a couple of Castle Rocks here - might have to be something like that.

Yorky
01-31-2014, 06:15 AM
OK got my 30, I'll press on.

A fine painting Alex. Gouache is so good for complicated foliage/trees.

Doug

LarrySeiler
01-31-2014, 07:08 AM
Thanks Alex...and yours is a fine piece, love the play of light and shadows...

hilex
01-31-2014, 05:18 PM
Ros, Doug, Larry, thank you.

Alex

Deborah Secor
01-31-2014, 06:03 PM
Ros, I have a feeling I may be more inclined to castles in the air or rocks or sand myself, but you never know--I've received some GREAT photos to share in the next thread!

Alex, that's a lovely tangle of branches, shadows and snow. Beautiful!

Stay tuned...a new thread goes up tomorrow morning sometime. :wave:

Yorky
02-01-2014, 09:04 AM
Here are four ATC's of paintings I have done before in watercolour. I'm enjoying these minis.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Feb-2014/1046-ATC3.jpg

Doug

LarrySeiler
02-01-2014, 09:33 AM
Hey Doug...so, just curious since I'm taggi'n along here a little late, what are the sizes of your mini pieces? that last one could be in upper Michigan...my northenprn neighbor and second home...nice..

Yorky
02-01-2014, 11:04 AM
They are standard ATC size Larry, 3½x2½ inches. The last one is on the MacDonald River in the Glacier National Park, Montana.

These are fun to do, not too taxing.

Doug

LarrySeiler
02-01-2014, 11:20 AM
awesome...thats cool!!

COusley615
02-01-2014, 01:07 PM
I know we have another few days, but thought I'd plunk these all into the album while I have time. It's fun to see them all together![/QUOTE]

HA! Looks good. Thanks!

CO:clap:

COusley615
02-01-2014, 01:10 PM
[QUOTE=LarrySeiler]Here are a couple gouache I've worked on this past week..

Excellent work Larry. That glaring sun light one made me reach for my shades! The deer story makes ya wonder what the buck is up to. :wink2:

COusley615
02-01-2014, 01:13 PM
[QUOTE=hilex]Doug, nice set of ATC's. :)
Larry, wonderful gouaches.

Another one from me in the last day of January:

Alex, All kinds of rhythms in those branches…all kinds. Good color too.

CO

Deborah Secor
02-01-2014, 01:16 PM
C'mon over and join us in the new February-March 2014 thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1341954).... :wave:

oldrockchick
02-02-2014, 12:45 PM
Hey all, apologies that I haven't been around much the last couple of months have been hectic, with December full of relative visits both home and away and the I had a rush job commission to do, plus I joined a community art group and got inviolved in some projects including a pop - up gallery. That with my limited hours due to health issues, I haven't had much time for paint. Also I had to wait for a new chair to replace the collapsed one I virtually live int before I could be trusted with wet media in my corner of the lounge. I hope I can join in the next one.