View Full Version : WDE 11 Feb 11 - Ninevah Experiment with gouache

02-13-2011, 04:07 PM
i fancied having a go at a snow scene. i had some gouache I've not used so I opened the packert and decided to give it a go. Aprt froma little white I have used in some wc works I've never used Gouache before.

This was a pain because i had to look at the screen about 3 feet away and work on a board across my lap. Hence having toi work small. Problemis my glasses are for close up so was hard to keep looking between the 2. My printer is out of ink, i usulaly print out and keep the ref to the side.

So can't see ref, new medium , small work, cheap paper and never done a snow scene like this before..... hmm I do like to stretch myself....

'Ninevah Winter'
Reeves Gouache
Crimson & Blake (El cheapo) 'wc' paper
10.5" x 7.5"

Tried to add the time the best I could approx 1hr 50m

been busy only had time to do this one and I did it in bitsover a couple of days as I've had stuff to do and went out last night as my son was doing a gig. I do the videos and photos, which I had to edit and upload and work on the FB page.

02-13-2011, 04:09 PM
Well, despite all of the challenges you did a great job.

02-13-2011, 04:24 PM
Very well done!:)

02-13-2011, 05:02 PM
i use the WDE's specifically to challenge myself by getting out of my comfort zone. I've learned so much by doing this. Different mediums or styles or supports.

i loved the still life which i hope to do in the future - the light through the fruit is amazing.

02-13-2011, 05:33 PM
Lin, I really like this. I loved that picture when I saw it but know how hard something is to paint when there is so much white in it. You did it so well. I think it would make a beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining in, even thought you had a busy week-end. I hope you post the still life when you get to it.

02-13-2011, 06:42 PM
Lin that is a lovely bright and cheerful rendition
good try with the Gouaches you did very well
It reminds me of bright sunny days in Canada with all the snow and cold but clear bright light

02-13-2011, 07:40 PM
I want you re-post this in August when we all need a reminder that it won't always be so hot...

Nice work, good to stretch ourselves

Thanx 4 posting, this pleaseth our eye. Greg

02-13-2011, 08:14 PM
Wow And Wow Again!!!! Very Pretty!!!!


02-13-2011, 08:39 PM
Oh Lin this is a very charming painting - you handled the guoache very well!

02-13-2011, 10:47 PM
Lovely work on this. We have seen too many scenes like this lately. You have really captured sparkling sun on crisp white snow. Jen

02-13-2011, 11:36 PM
I admire you jumping in with both feet (gumboots) for all those changes. This has a lovely feel to it. I particularly like the dark reddish parts to the tree on the right :)

02-13-2011, 11:50 PM
I really like this! You managed an amazing amount of detail. It's easier to look at this chilly scene, now that the coldfront has gone by!

02-14-2011, 06:59 AM
Lovely snow scene!!!

02-14-2011, 07:23 AM
Beautiful. So crisp and fresh.

02-14-2011, 08:02 AM
A great painting, Lin! Although it was a pain for you, this turned out great!
I always work from the monitor...Love it!

02-14-2011, 12:15 PM
thanks all

i wish now I'd doen it on better paper.

Joan T
02-14-2011, 12:59 PM
Good job on this snowy scene!!! Whatever you did worked well.

Queen Bee
02-14-2011, 04:19 PM
I would say you more than surpassed all your obstacles! It is a great painting.

02-14-2011, 10:11 PM
Beautiful snow against the brilliant blue sky. Good for you to try new things.

02-14-2011, 10:33 PM
Nice job Lin the gouache suits you well

02-15-2011, 06:43 AM
I love this, Lin! Hard to believe it's your first go with Gouache. Gorgeous outcome!


02-15-2011, 08:37 AM
this is a beautiful scene, I get the problem with the glasses, I can see close with them off, but not far away, have to have my ref close
you did a wonderful job (my version is in the garbage) gauche is a good choice for this (that was mine too, but did nto turn out at all)

02-16-2011, 06:22 AM
Beautiful Lin. Did you enjoy working wirh the gouache? I have not used it before either but really like what I am seeing and am thinking of getting some to give it a go myself.

02-16-2011, 09:00 AM
Lovely painting with great depth :thumbsup:

02-16-2011, 01:48 PM
Chris - it was a lot less frustrating that watercolour. Although it dries if you leave it in the palette I was able to re-wet with a water mist spray - something I learnt from using acrylics. Hard to decide from just one effort. Ok so far. Maybe do as I did - get a set of student grade and have a play.

02-18-2011, 11:23 AM
fab wintry feel to the snowy scene...

02-18-2011, 02:55 PM
Hey Linn:wave: i think you did really well:clap: especially if that el cheapo paper was anything like the one i tried to use,it was like blotting paper:eek:

02-18-2011, 04:07 PM
Guillaume - it was Crimson& Blake like you get from The Works.. some of theri stuff is ok but their paper is abyssmal. I also dislike their cheapo brushses. .. and I generally find anything 'Royal Langnickel' to be substandard - 'Boldmere' stuff is ok for field sketching and travelling and non-archival stuff.