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Watercolor, Illustration, Surface Design

Painting Winter with Gouache

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snowman
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been reaching for the gouache paints. It started somewhat unintentionally when I decided to paint a nighttime snowy sky. At first I thought, I thought I had to keep the snow areas white (paper), so I was leaving white circles as I painted the black sky. Which was tedious! I was so happy when I started to flick white gouache paint onto the black and it was much more opaque than I was expecting.

Flicking paint is one of my favorite things. 🙂

After that, I continued with this dark snowy sky in several of my paintings.houses

I started playing with gouache paints back in June. See the June posting, and learn more about gouache paints here.

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

16 thoughts on “Painting Winter with Gouache

  1. That snowman! Cute!
    Sounds like a lot of fun to add snow this way.

  2. So wintery, gouache was the perfect medium for these delightful winter scenes. Nicely done Eileen.

  3. Super nice, I love how you did these cheery winter scenes with gouache. Well done!

  4. So adorable!! Love little gouache snowman! Love him! ❤️😃And I need to flick more paint…this looks so cool! 😊

  5. Love your snowman! ☃ Gouache really looks great for the snowflakes on a dark background. Thanks for the tip, Eileen! ❄️💙❄️

  6. great drawings and great video, I’m following

  7. Love these, Eileen!

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