|Puffin in gouache on watercolour postcard|
Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by last week and told me how to pronounce 'gouache' (g'wash)!
I spent this week completing my first ever gouache painting. It's the same puffin that I painted in acrylics way back here in May but this time I painted it with the same blurred background as in the original photograph which I sourced from Paint My Photo courtesy of Lynton Bolton
|Photo courtesy of Lynton Bolton at Paint My Photo|
It's only a little thing measuring 10cm x 15cm on a watercolour postcard which I'm thinking I might submit to the Twitter Art Exhibit (I mentioned it a couple of posts back if you want to find out more about it and maybe enter it yourself). I'm quite pleased with how it turned out and I think I'm going to like using gouache although I think I might need to invest in some hot pressed watercolour paper that has a much smoother surface than the paper I have in my art supply cupboard at the moment.
In other news this week, I'm really happy to report that the gorgeous wee dog I painted back here found his forever home at the weekend! I was at the animal shelter today and I really missed my time in the exercise run with him as he would just sit contentedly beside me with a ball wedged in his mouth (which he'd shake every so often so I'd end up dripping in dog slobber!!) while I petted and cuddled him, but I'm so pleased he's gone to a lovely new home. The next dog I planned to paint on a mini canvas was adopted a couple of weeks ago but I had a real soft spot for him (actually I do for them all!) so I'm going to paint him anyway.
That's all for this week - a surprisingly short post for me! I'm linking to Paint Party Friday as always and will look forward to visiting folk over the weekend.