Saturday, January 29, 2011
Painting with...ooops! A tutorial.
Thus continues the journey where I paint, talk and you follow along. I do hope you learn from this. I speak softly in this video, so you might need to turn your computer's volume up. I apologize for this.
Imagine I am holding my finger to my nose while I read this post to you. I must look quite silly, I wouldn't know, I am not looking at me, you are. I am doing this because?
For the last 6 to 8 months I have thought I was using gouache, when I am really using watercolor. I swear to you, my local Dick Blick used to sell both the M. Graham gouache and the M. Graham watercolor. Now they only sell the watercolor because gouache is, sadly, an underdog. Even still, I swear to you, they put the watercolor in the display labeled gouache. I bought an entire palette, and have been using them ever since.
All confusion aside. I love M. Graham watercolor, I mean lurve it! M. Graham paints are pigment rich, buttery and scrumptious. Just sayin'.
I am happy to say, I have just bought a full palette of gouache, which I learned from reading Roz Stendahl's blog, rewets beautifully. Most gouache does not and it is for this reason that it is sold in tubes and not pans or half pans.