View Full Version : WDE 03 Jan Portraits in Gouache

01-03-2014, 02:16 AM
Thanks for the great refs Sue, your dogs especially caught my eye. These are both gouache done in a sketch book 170 x 230mm were done within the 2 hour limit. I forgot to note when I started.
In answer to your challenge I am using gouache because I have put a deposit down on a tour to Vence (France) in July where we will be "walking in the footsteps of Matisse" Gouache is the recommended medium to use during the tour so I am trying to familiarise myself with it over the next few months. :eek:
Thanks for looking. All C and C welcome.

01-03-2014, 04:25 AM
Lovely work Christine, I'm :envy: of your upcoming trip.


01-03-2014, 05:43 AM
Love them both!:)

01-03-2014, 05:47 AM
:wave: hey, quick off the mark with these super quickies - great portraits with your usual wonderful colours :thumbsup:
BTW I will be in France in July too - daughters wedding :)

Mary Y
01-03-2014, 05:47 AM
I don't think you will have any problems on your tour, these are both great- the portrait of Sue is particularly good.
I'm also feeling a bit envious of you trip :envy:

01-03-2014, 05:52 AM
Very good Christine it looks like you're already familiar with gouache

01-03-2014, 09:09 AM
:clap:Christine both very well painted in gouache - love the dogs, but that portrait of Sue is spot on!! :) Lucky you - trip to France, quite a journey from Australia:envy: .

Charlie's Mum
01-03-2014, 11:34 AM
Another adventure!:D :envy: :envy:

Love that portrait - really good ....... the dogs too.:)

01-03-2014, 12:49 PM
super work on both these, very well done and enjoy your trip...

01-04-2014, 01:17 AM
Both of these are beautiful, always love your palettes. France sounds exciting.


01-04-2014, 02:46 AM
I will only be there for a week Ros and it does seem like an awful long way to go for such a short time Kate but you have to take your opportunities when they present themselves. I am not looking forward to the 30+ hour plane trip. I am thinking of going via Dubai so I can book into the airport hotel and get a decent rest before completing the journey.

I forgot to add the MI to the title but I am adding another work here anyway. It is a cropped version of Trixie ATC size. It is gouache on watercolour paper 3.5 x 2.5 inches and took about 1 hour

Mary Y
01-04-2014, 04:07 AM
Love your colours and the eyes are beautiful.

01-04-2014, 05:25 AM
Bravo on all 3 pieces! Great job on these Christine!

01-04-2014, 11:39 AM
Awww look at those doggies!!

01-04-2014, 02:34 PM
Wow. I love them all. The portrait is awesome. Maybe I should let Ewan dress me more often.

01-04-2014, 04:27 PM
These are all wonderful. Have a great trip!

01-04-2014, 10:27 PM
These are fabulous :)

01-05-2014, 11:33 AM
Christine, they are all so lively! Love your bold colors. Happy painting workshop!

01-05-2014, 02:16 PM
do you need someone to carry your paint box....:wink2: these are lovely, so youve got a wonderful start to your new adventure.....ps...im a good bartender too:evil: tyree

01-05-2014, 08:00 PM
I'm lovin' the hot colors!

01-05-2014, 08:12 PM
I think they are all great. Love the one of Sue. I do not think that grin would be easy to get, but you got it right on. Can't help wondering what she was thinking when she had that grin. Have a wonderful trip. I think I may have told you before that we have family in Queensland too.

01-06-2014, 02:08 AM
Love those colours :thumbsup:

01-07-2014, 03:31 PM
Great on all, Christine!! I really like that close up!
The trip sounds exciting!!

Valri Ary
01-08-2014, 11:40 PM
Jealous to the max about your painting trip!!!
Love the portraits. Sue is my fav