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08-29-2011, 01:30 PM
When my children were young I put aside my oil paints because I thouht it would be to dangerous for them, not just the paints but the solvents and rags. I began using gouache more often. This is a portrait of my oldest son I did from that time. They are older now but I still use gouache, I like switching mediums because it makes painting fun.


08-29-2011, 10:02 PM
excellent! I like everything about this one!

08-30-2011, 10:07 AM
varying mediums is always good...nuances of the medium's traits I think cause the eyes to see differently, and the course of attack stretch us...

very nice

09-04-2011, 11:48 PM
Your range of temperature is wonderful in this painting! Very well done :)

09-09-2011, 12:59 AM
Beautiful! I started painting in gouache this week .. lots of fun, but I realize I have a lot to learn. I have mainly painted in watercolor and oils. I also am debating giving up oils to work in gouache. Beautiful.

Your portraiture in gouache is an inspiration to me. I am currently working on a portrait of Amy Winehouse!

10-14-2011, 09:13 PM
Good work
conscientious father and handsome son.
yes, the gouache is very convenience!
I trust that will be more and more artists like the gouache

Steve Orin
10-15-2011, 08:15 AM
I also like the warms & cools. Too many rely upon adding black.

Harry Seymour
10-28-2011, 11:37 AM
Steve, this is beautifully done. I too love the mystery and excitement of different media.

Alachua Artist
11-04-2011, 03:31 PM
This is actually quite nice. I like the back-light coming across the boy's face. How do you like the gouache as compared to the oils?