As gouache and watercolors are different, but similar, I like to play with my new gouache paints. I find them juicy and luscious. This little experiment was the last page of my small 3x5 journal. Now onto my new 8x5 journal, which will seem huge after painting in my little guy for this summer.
For a reference photo I used one from Dreama. I love her colorful style. Someday I want to take one of her online oil painting courses. Her color palette is colorful, happy and bright. I just love it.
Just messing around tonight with my gouache paints. This is the last page of my 3x5 journal. I loved working in this size. My next journal is larger - 8x5. I usually use aMoleskine. But I've heard good things about Pentalic journal so I decided to give one a try.
I went to Disney World last year in February during the Festival of the Arts and loved it. I am planning a trip this year at the same time. Only this time I am meeting up with a group for a 5 day get together called Art Journaling the Magic. I am so excited about it! We will meet up daily in different parks and as a group art journal our way around the park. How cool is that?
I find art journaling a wonderful way to record a trip. They are usually fast sketches with some paint added. Sometimes, if I don't have the time when I am actually there, I use a photo reference for later at home. Either way, it's a fun pursuit.
Another experiment using colors in the background that I don't normally use. So I added pinks and blues in the background. I think it adds to the 'happiness factor' in this little painting. What do you think?
I had lunch today with a friend. We both had a delicious egg sandwich with avocado on the toast. Yum... So I painted this tonight. I used gouache and tried to convey that buttery consistency of an avocado and the shiny look of the pit. I love painting in gouache.