View Full Version : Gouache landscape accepted into American Impressionist Society national exhibition

07-22-2011, 12:49 AM

4"x 6" on Strathmore black 400 series

Was excited to learn a small piece in gouache that I painted, has been accepted into the national American Impressionist Society show out of about 1400 submissions.

Having painted in acrylics for near forty years, oils primarily the past 16-17 years...it was something of a pleasant surprise.

Visiting my brother in New York a couple years ago, fighting cancer then passing away, my son and I stayed with New York artist Fred Harper...and I had the pleasure watching Fred working on covers for various magazines and commissions using gouache. I was intrigued, and Fred was kind enough to send me home with some tubes of Holbein pigments.

I've painted with watercolor too over past years, but these never really impressed me as being "watercolors" per se, that is...used transparently with washes of color. For my good, gouache is creamy...and had an immediacy to them that fit my alla prima manner of work, that is to say..." a brushwork laid, is a brushwork stayed!" ...and consequently I've heard my manner of using them is unique. As I say...I wouldn't really know...but, I enjoy the immediacy of the paint.

07-22-2011, 03:59 AM
Congratulations Larry.

Good to see you working in gouache.


07-22-2011, 08:38 AM
thanks, Doug... :D

07-22-2011, 10:24 AM
Good news, Larry. Congratulations.

I wouldn't describe your application of gouache as unique, but certainly well done.

Shirl Parker
07-22-2011, 11:11 AM
Congratulations Larry. However you do it, it's great work and I enjoy seeing it.

Terry Wynn
07-23-2011, 01:31 AM
Congratulations. It is a nice painting - I see your style whatever you paint with (including sticks)!


07-23-2011, 11:38 PM
Good to see you back in here Larry, and Congrats...I love your work!

07-26-2011, 05:57 PM
Huge congratulations Larry!!!

08-01-2011, 09:10 PM
Lovely painting Larry. Reminds me of northern Mi (UP) in the spring. Congrats on a well deserved honor!

08-01-2011, 09:28 PM
Thanks everyone...much appreciated. Have been told this a number of times Terry. One's style seems to transcend medium.

08-10-2011, 06:45 AM
Congratulations Larry.

08-10-2011, 08:16 AM
Thanks JJ.... :)

08-10-2011, 08:22 AM
Larry, I'm late to the game, but I just saw this. Congratulations!


08-10-2011, 10:51 AM
Thanks Jamie...becomes a confirmation or affirmation for the gouache pieces I do.