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06-15-2007, 08:06 AM
One cool thing about gouache is that, if you avoid the few pigments that are toxic, you can fingerpaint! I did this entirely with my hands and fingers, no brushes. It was a blast!

I had to do the handprint several times, like a multi-color block print, since I couldn't get the paint on my last finger without the first finger drying. It's chunky application, too, so it has a 3-D aspect - some areas are 1/8" thick and look like little mountains. I never knew you could do that with gouache.

6x6" on Gessobord. C&C welcome.


Old Tex
06-15-2007, 09:24 AM
A very cool abstract piece, Meg! Love the color in this.

Mary Woodul
06-19-2007, 07:32 PM
I love the colors an the design your hand made in this. Nice piece!

06-22-2007, 07:19 AM
Thank you both!