Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sunset on Sam

9 x 7
arches artboard

this is my first try at gouache and i found it much more forgiving than watercolor! this photo was taken just before one of those lovely delta sunsets that we get most days and the gouache allowed me to capture the way it rests across my horse's face. as i usually do when trying something new, i used a simple photo that i have painted before. i also used an extremely limited palette (i just bought a few colors for trial purposes). gouache is sometimes called opaque watercolor.

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