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. GOUACHE ART FEATURED in Sketching & Drawings 29 June 2011. FEATURED in Decorative and Traditional Art 5 July 2011. Permanent Feature page FEATURED in ART UNIVERSE on the Permanent Feature Page 27 July 2011.