Sunday, 12 May 2013

Experimental Gouache

I am in the process of doing a painting for this month's Virtual Paintout and the gouache sketch below is a detail of a glass display box in a novelty shop in Lido di Jesolo, which would have been the subject of one of my paintings had I not de-selected it. I rejected doing it in oils as a final work because I didn't think it strong enough compositionally and I eventually found a better source visual to work from which I am quite excited about. I only did this to have some free-wheeling time this afternoon as I was frustrated at not having done a complete work for a while and I have two on the go (with first coats drying) which I might be able to put up next weekend, time permitting. In a strange way this was quite challenging as I tried to get a luminous and transparent effect and find the exact greens to use. Nearly there, but doing this little sketch blew away some cobwebs and gave me a few ideas for future paintings.

 Experimental Gouache - "Store Display - Lido di Jesolo" 
Gouache on Watercolour Paper - 4.25" x 4.75"


CrimsonLeaves said...

I think you did a wonderful job with the glass and its effects of distortion. The colors are beautiful! I can't wait to see what else you are working on. I'm full of cobwebs myself.

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Sherry - there's more from where this came from. :-)