Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Now time to get some business done
I FINALLY finished the painting that I mentioned in my last post. Above is a little detail shot (not changed greatly from the last photo I shared). Hoping to get a newsletter out this week and it will include the whole thing. It needs to be varnished and such first.
I really enjoyed working with the acrylic gouache and have ordered more colors but especially white as I pretty much used it up on this painting. So while I wait for that to arrive, I am taking a short break on painting to get some other work done around here. I think I mentioned before, I'm totally behind on the business side of things. Ever since my computer broke (and perhaps just a little earlier than that...), I've struggled to catch things back up. So I'll take the next 4 or 5 days to get things in order.
In case you were curious about the acrylic gouache, here is a little bit about my experience so far. It is very rich in color and can do the tiniest of details. It works a lot like regular gouache but once dry it takes a bit of work to lift the underlying color. It can be done, particularly if you have a lot of water in place, but if you are careful the underlying coat can remain undisturbed. Also, it dries matte which I really like. So far, liking it better than acrylic and the matte affect gives it an organic feel that I get from oil paint (and missed with acrylic). Don't know if that affect will remain after I varnish. Speaking of, I'm hoping the painting will survive the process as I want to try a brush application. I plan to spray it first a couple of times, then begin the brush applications. So here's hoping. If anyone has experience with this sort of thing, whether acrylic gouache or regular gouache, I'd love recommendations.