A Life of Color
Oh My Gouache! Playing with Gouache and Ink
After doing the watercolor and ink florals in February, I wanted to continue exploring pen and ink .
With Spring coming, I was ready for flowers and lots of color
I got out my gouache!
Gouache is an Opaque watercolor paint. With traditional watercolor, the paint is transparent allowing the paper or paint underneath to be seen. After drying, both will reactivate when water is added. Gouache can be transparent like watercolors with enough water added so it gives you a lot of flexibility!
Here is a quick comparison
Traditional watercolor is on the left, with Gouache on the right in similar colorways. The Gouache can be transparent like the watercolor but is much more vibrant and opaque in the top of the swatch at full strength.