Why do I love gouache? Because it is so versatile & works so well on so many surfaces and with other media. The mixed media technique I use was an experiment I devoted a good portion of the 80's to. I am self-taught and used any media I could to get the results I wanted. 1993 to 2010 was spent working and dealing with life so there was little or no time for art. I've been back at it for about two years now focusing mostly on acrylic painting & new gouache experiments. Here are some examples of my older work created with gouache and whatever else that worked at the time.
'Rustic Church' Gouache, Pastel on drafting film (approx. 8.5" X 6.25")
"Whoooaaaa" Gouache on rough watercolor paper. 12" X 16"
(Found this photo in an old Arizona Highways magazine.)
"Tranquility" Gouache / Pastel on drafting film (approx. 3" X 3.5")
"Canyon" Gouache/ Pastel on drafting film (approx 2.75" X 4")
"Rockwell Christmas" Gouache / Pastel on drafting film (Approx. 4" X 4.5")
(This was a Norman Rockwell painting I turned into a miniature.)
"Decoy" Gouache, Pencil, Pastel on drafting film. (Approx 6.5" X 5.25")
Though most of these are copied from photos or other artwork, they are a good examples of the beauty that can be created with this medium. I'll post some of my new experiments soon as I work out the bugs
Thanks for looking ... C & C welcome.