Ďbeen a very long time since I posted on Wetcanvas... but this is the first time Iím posting in the gouache section.
Due to lack of suitable working space, and the fact that my oil paints are in another state... Iíve set up in my bedroom and am attempting to translate some oil techniques to a less toxic medium.
Iím using winsor & newton designer gouache on home made primed canvas panels with two layers of QOR (golden brand) watercolour ground - 21cm x 29cm
The painting is from a photo of actor Terry Crews that I found through a random image search of male portraits.
Itís a very minimal palette... Permanent White, Ivory Black and Raw Umber. I also laid down a wash of Brilliant Purple (Schminke watercolour) and the under drawing was done with a Conte a Paris Sanguine XVIIIe pencil.
Anyway, I havenít painted traditionally for over 2 years...so I still have to work a lot of the rust out, but itís a start
Thanks for having a look... advice and feedback welcome, particularly if you know how I can soften my edges without accidentally lifting the paint off completely (Perhaps some kind of slow drying medium for gouache...I know they make something like that for watercolour...I might give that a go)