Monday, February 8, 2010

In Hennie's pocket

Sardinian Bridge, copied from an exercise in a book on gouache. But changed it. I am trying to learn to use gouache better because it requires less water and works better on that shiny yellow paper of the yellow-paper moles.

I am putting a small print of this in Hennie's mole. The picture is too big to fit in.

This is painted on purple paper, which of course, the mole is not!


ballookey said...

I love the blue/purple deep shadow. That's a great technique for a scene like this.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Ballookey! :-D

I'm hoping to practice and improve.

henniemavis said...

Yes, this is beautiful! I especially love the colored streaks forming the reflections in the water.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Hennie, hope you enjoy it,a s it will be in your mole pocket. :-D

I was sort of pleased with the water.

I know I still haev a lot to learn!

steve said...

Really? I need to try it then - have rarely used the stuff but always like what I see. Brilliant use of color Mary!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Steve. You can use gouache sort of like water colors, but you can also use it sort of like acrylics--it's fairly opaque and I have used it successfully on the yellow moles.