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Gouache paints differ significantly from other art mediums. The mystique of gouache paint begin with its name. (It’s pronounced “gwash.”) It comes from the Italian word “aguazzo,” which means “mud.” It is also known as bodycolor in the company of art history professionals.

It is very similar to acrylics. However, the fact that it’s water-based renders it different uses than acrylics. It could also be described as concentrated watercolors, which makes it heavier and more opaque.

Gouache paint needs an experienced hand
Info: How to paint with Gouache

This is my first effort ! ;-)

Gouache paint on 190 gsm paper.
Also used my Parker pen.

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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 3 years ago

    Nice! I love gouache .. have a look at the Master artiost Eugene Galien-Laloue’s work.,. his Paris street scenes are gouache!

  • Thanks so much Heather! I’ll definitely do that! I think I’m hooked already! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 3 years ago

    LOL! :“Hooked”….. good pun!! :)

  • ;-)) ! WHY do I enjoy RedBubble so much?! No answer needed…..

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 3 years ago

    You’re certainly using the Gouache expertly Liz, no ‘mud’ here! ‘Hooked’, Ha ha ha!

  • Will never forget the meaning of the word pun again! ;-)
    Thanks so much Maree, your support is valued!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much KJ! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Pieta Pieterse
    Pieta Pieterseover 3 years ago

    Baie mooi kleurvol – en ek hou van die vis se tekstuur.

  • Baie dankie Pieta, gaaf! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in ’Sketching and Drawings, Liz, whoot whoot!

  • Maree, thanks so much! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • marlene veronique holdsworth
    marlene veroni...over 3 years ago

    What a happy looking fish ! – Lovely .

  • Lol! Thanks so much Marlene! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Niki Hilsabeck
    Niki Hilsabeckover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Niki, a lovely banner and wonderful recognition! Much appreciated!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 3 years ago

    ♫ ♫♫♫ Congratulations, and celebrations are in order! …..♪♪♪♫

  • Thanks so much Maree! ♪♪ tralalie!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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