Hello everyone working in Gouache,
That is not so important, but of some interest to me, though: These have been done on very cheap typemachine paper.
No, sorry! No examples attached or even linked, it's impossible to upload them (?!?) (Help!... And I've posted pictures already in WetCanvas and all over the Web...)
One did come through, though, on my previous post "Trees in watery Gouache". It's not representative of real Gouache work (and overwork!...
), but it's done on the cheapest paper possible and still white!
I find that most of the time Gouache works out much better and smoother on cheap paper or packaging cardboard than on high-class art paper. I might be the only one here, but I never find any advantage to paint Gouache on Watercolour paper. I'm always astonished that other artists do that. For me it never works. Basically the paper sucks up the pigments and the delightful creamy texture of Gouache deep down and leaves up the whity chalk on the surface of the artwork. And it slows down and hinders the brushwork awfully. I'm convinced that's the point where Cousin Gouache and Cousin Watercolour radically differ one from another. What do you think?