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Old 04-01-2011, 03:18 PM
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GOUACHE CORNER April 2011

Here we go! Have fun painting from these photos, or paint anything your heart desires--as long as it's in gouache. We'd like to know the paper you're using, how big it is, and any other details you want to share.

First from Lynn (LynnM):

Red columbine!






From Lenore (MRSBB):





From Hal (halthepainter):





From Annie (doppler):









From Nola (nola276):

A boab tree.




From Robert (skappy):



Tomales Bay in California


Sorry, I'm short on time at the moment so I'm not giving all the details you all were so nice to send me. Forgive! I'll be back later when I have plenty of time, but it will be April 2 for all our friends down under by then (if it isn't already!)

BEAUTIFUL shots, and a great variety this month. Thanks, gang.

And here's a link to last month's thread.
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Re: GOUACHE CORNER April 2011

And from me, since we had the max limit of images in the post above:








*(This is my son. I'd love to see anyone paint his portrait!)
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Re: GOUACHE CORNER April 2011

Thanks Deb. Some really nice choices this month...........Lenore
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Re: GOUACHE CORNER April 2011

Great choice Deborah thanks everyone and the month has only 30 days on top of it
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Thanks Deb, beautiful choices.
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Re: GOUACHE CORNER April 2011

Lovely photos Deb . Yep it's the 2nd April here ... I've started
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Re: GOUACHE CORNER April 2011

Lovely choices for this month Deb and I hope to get some done. Lil
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Re: GOUACHE CORNER April 2011

Got this done for the S/W challenge, so I'll post it here and get us started. It is 6x9 on 140# Strathmore c/p paper. W/N and Lukas Gouache paints......All C/C welcome............Lenore



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Re: GOUACHE CORNER April 2011

Wow--nice colors in this one, Lenore. Love that bold sky...
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Re: GOUACHE CORNER April 2011

GREAT sky Lenore!!!

Meant to say too after reading the end of the March Thread ... Ral !!!
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Re: GOUACHE CORNER April 2011

A good friend of mine saw my portraits in gouache and offered to let me use a bunch of her WONDERFUL shots of people so I can practice!! So sweet. I'm working on one now, and shooting some process shots. I'll share it with you at some point, if the shots work out. (Evening shots...ick..but what can you do? That's when I can paint lately.)
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Re: GOUACHE CORNER April 2011

Since all I have are nighttime step-by-step shots I'm going to post this one. I'm looking forward to showing them to my friend Barbara. These are her photos, mostly her own friends and family, so she's going to be my critic. She has done a lot of really nice pastel portraits.

The steps have been fun! Hope you enjoy...

I call this one Royalty, because she just looks like a princess to me! It's on a piece of Canva-Paper, 2.5" x 3.5". As you can see, I print out the photo about one to one so that I can see proportions.


This is my underdrawing, which is in plain old pencil.


My first color go--very raw. I decided to do the background first in this one because her hair is so crazy fun, and would overlap it a lot. I used black to start.


I always plug a lot of red into the lips, nose, and ears (if they show) underneath, so I can mix the other skin tones over that. I added royal purple over the black and I decided to use some purple in her hair, too.


I worked on her eyes a lot before doing the curls over them. She was starting to get there but her cheeks had gotten fat!


I tweaked her cheek and fixed her neck, adding more shadows, plus narrowing her forehead and adding hair over it more. I added more skin color to the shadows on her face and played with the mouth, making it a tad softer.
At this point I'm going to let it rest and look at it tomorrow. I think her eyebrows need to be softened. Generally I'm fairly happy, and it's been a great night of painting!
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Re: GOUACHE CORNER April 2011

Hi everyone
Lovely colors Lenore

Well done Deborah I like the texture from the cnavas sheets , but does the gouache cracks on it ?


If you re interested to do the spink trees by the river [that is in town here] there is a high res pict in the RIL

if you want one of Tomales bay PM me

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Re: GOUACHE CORNER April 2011

Oh Deb ... what a wonderful progression.

Robert ... I may take you up on that later in the month.

In the meantime here is my progress so far on the Woburn Abbey roses ... 1/4 sheet Arches HP. It can be as problematic with gouache as it is with watercolours ... but it was there so ...

I started with a drawing of sorts and the the wet next to wet background ... used the left over colours from my last landsscape ... UMB, White, Yellow ochre, bit of magenta and with a thick milk like consistency ... kept the painting board to a diagonal "drain".



You can see the lid to my second palette on the right. Husband loved the contents when it was new.

Then charge the base of the second palette with vermillion, a reddish yellow, magenta, cobalt blue, a tube green the name I've forgotten but will get back to you on that and tiny bit of paynes grey, which isn't really needed but it comforts me with its prescence, and white. Actually vermillion and cobalt make a very nice dark.

Then tickety boo with the petals ... what you can see of them. If you can't see just paint the colour shapes.



I found that adding yellow to the vermillion warms it ... plus or minus some white ... adding magenta cools and darkens it.

Onwards ....



and onwards ... here's where I ended up tonight.




Hopefully more painting tomorrow ...
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Re: GOUACHE CORNER April 2011

My goodness people already posted half finnished pics and this is the first time Ive been in . Havent absorbed all there is to paint yet . When I saw that photo of the gal I thought maybe I was in the wrong folder . Now Ill go back and read all the posts again to keep me up to date.
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