To create the paintings and projects in this book, I used a wide range of gouache paint tubes, plastic palettes, ceramic plates, and a variety of paintbrushes.

I painted on watercolor paper of various sizes. A pad of watercolor paper is easy to carry, and with the addition of some water, you will find that you can paint anywhere you go.

Gouache paint is similar to watercolor in that the paint is mixed with water before use. Unlike watercolor, gouache is opaque instead of transparent. Gouache dries quickly, but you can always add more water and continue to work.



These might remind you of your childhood. When I started ...

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