View Full Version : Just for fun- with...gouache!

03-13-2007, 04:51 AM

I'm playing actually with gouache (extra-fine Linel), trying to understand how JC Chaillou a master of watercolor is using them in his pictures...and...I like using it too!

Just an experience for sharing with you, using a composition of M de May for the drawing (another french watercolourist)

Hope you'll enjoy it!




03-13-2007, 05:00 AM
Hi Francoise, this is a beautiful piece but I think it should be in the new gallery plus.

mrs willow
03-13-2007, 05:03 AM
Yes, Francoise, I am enjoying it! just enough reality (daisies and fence) and just enough atmospheric background to evoke the abstract! A beautiful image!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

03-13-2007, 05:12 AM
Francoise - this is simply beautifully done - great light and I love the colours.

I will ask one of the mods to move this to the Watercolour Plus gallery for you.


03-13-2007, 05:21 AM
Hi Francoise, this is beautiful, I love the light you have captured in this one.

I have moved this thread to the Watercolour Plus Gallery, as Gouache is in effect Watercolour Paint with a little something extra added, so it will fit nicely in there.

I have also placed a copy of this thread in the Gouache Forum, yes we do have a forum for Gouache Painters just like you, so maybe follow this link and take a look there. There are some great work there and they are always on the look out for new talent.:D

If you have any questions regarding Gouache this Forum is the place to ask them.

03-13-2007, 08:05 AM
Absolutely beautiful!


03-13-2007, 08:09 AM
Many thanks all of you:p

It was my second attempt with gouache...

This is my first:


And my third (the last one)


All of them are based on M de May watercolors but I've a cat like that....

:wave: need to eat:D


03-13-2007, 08:59 AM

These are lovely! I'm glad your thread was copied here. :) It's always nice to see the different ways people work with gouache.
Welcome to the Casein / Gouache / Egg-tempera Forum, hope you post some more.


Old Tex
03-13-2007, 09:03 AM
Hi Francoise,

I like the effects you're getting with these. Gouache is really a versatile medium. Very nice!

03-13-2007, 09:05 AM
Excellent work congratulations

03-13-2007, 12:32 PM

Many thanks to you. I'm glad you've enjoy it:) even if I'm most familiar with watercolour than gouache!

I apologize my english is not good, too far from school, need to train before be able to reply easily :lol:

I've seen a lot of beautiful pictures here also :thumbsup: bravo à tous:clap: :clap:


03-13-2007, 06:40 PM

I like your technique! I love seeing all the different ways people come up with to use paint, and gouache seems to lend itself to experiementation. I like the first painting the best, I think because it's so dramatic. I love the large sweeps of color and how they affect the detailed areas in different ways.

I hope you visit our forum often!


03-15-2007, 05:01 AM
Hi Meg,

and many thanks to you!

I agree with you gouache is a fantastic medium which doesn't merit to be so underestimated (?? is it the good word?)

I have the idea to try it before seing the work of JC Chaillou (for example: http://aquarelleautomne.monsite.wanadoo.fr/page6.html )

I like trying differents mediums, mixing them....

Here another one, gouache only for the sky and watercolors, on watercolor paper...Do you like cows:D
The photo is quite good just a little "colder" than in reality because taken this morning...Wish you'll enjoy it!


Richard Saylor
03-15-2007, 03:08 PM
Beautiful work, Françoise!

It should be okay to direct gouache paintings on paper to the regular watercolor gallery. There are no hard and fast differences between the gouache and watercolor mediums. I use both. Sometimes a particular color will be available only in watercolor.