These sketching projects are proving to be entertaining and challenging, a good thing for art. After doing the sketch of Nic’s Barbershop with gouache I have decided to finish the “neighborhood journey” project all in gouache. As Marie of Expeditionary art says, “practice not perfection.” But with practice you do get better, so onward.
One of the small benefits of the shut down is that many are walking the cart paths at the golf course here in Harbour Pointe, which is just across the street. Last week I walked near a hole with an amazing view of Puget Sound, snapped a photo, here is the painting.
Gouache has a feel much more like the Acrylic paint I use on canvas, which I like. It takes longer than watercolor, not sure if that is me figuring things out more that come instinctively with watercolor, time will tell. I do like the process of working dark to light, again that is more like my acrylic painting. Like yesterday I used watercolor for the sky and the water. And did a touch of highlighting with a gel pen.
Oh, nobody has commented about the orange and black tool in the Nic’s Barbershop blog, any curiosity out there? It is something you might find helpful.