Painting on wood is an old technique but I seldom use wood as a surface. I happened to discover wood panels on sale at the art store.
Of course I had to include it in my purchase along with new paint brushes and gouache paint. There are not too many painters that use gouache paint. Gouache paint is similar to watercolor, but a little thicker.
Here's the definition of Gouache: Gouache paintings use an opaque watercolor paint that creates a light reflection due to its slight chalky finish. - See more at: http://www.picassomio.com/medium/paintings/gouache.html#sthash.2u4jJ5Sj.dpuf
Lately I have been emotional and sensitive which means I need a paint brush in my hand. So out comes my paints and the new supplies.
I listened to music by the artist Jem and let my flow of thoughts onto the wood panel, while the hot tea cools so I can sip it while painting. As of now the paint needs to dry as I will continue to add layers of shapes and colors.
Do you wonder if I feel better? Somewhat, but feel I need to make more art in one of those dream studios.
(I wonder how many layers this one will have until I decide it is a 'finished' painting?!)
Here are some paintings of artists who used gouache:
Across the Campagna, 1872George Inness (American, 1825–1894)
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on off–white wove paper; 6 13/16 x 10 5/16 in. (17.3 x 26.2 cm)
Bequest of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1966 (67.55.145
Portrait of the Artist, 1878Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926)
Gouache on wove paper laid down to buff–colored wood–pulp paper; 23 5/8 x 16 13/16 in. (60.1 x 41.2 cm)
Bequest of Edith H. Proskauer, 1975 (1975.319
Untitled, 1990Moshe Kupferman (Israeli, born Poland, 1926–2003)
Pastel, gouache, graphite, and charcoal on paper; 29 x 42 1/2 in. (73.7 x 108 cm)
Purchase, Avishai and Orly Shachar, George M. Jaffin, Avalon S. Krukin, Mayer Mitchell and Dr. Donald Rothfeld Gifts, in honor of Bertha Urdang, 1992 (1992.301.2
The Shoemaker, 1945Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917–2000)
Watercolor and gouache on paper; 22 3/4 x 31 in. (57.8 x 78.7 cm)
George A. Hearn Fund, 1946 (46.73.2)
© 2011 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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