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Drawing in Black & White by Deborah Velasquez

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Exercise 15: PAINTING WITH GOUACHE

IN THIS EXERCISE, YOU WILL PAINT WITH GOUACHE TO CREATE AN ABSTRACT PIECE IN BLACK AND WHITE. I HAVE WORKED WITH GOUACHE MY WHOLE CREATIVE CAREER. TO SAY I LOVE IT IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. IT IS THE MOST FORGIVING AND MOST VERSATILE MEDIUM. IT CAN BE REVIVED AFTER IT DRIES UP WITH JUST A FEW DROPS OF WATER. GOUACHE ALSO DRIES QUICKLY AND GIVES AN OPAQUE, MATTE LOOK.

MATERIALS

Newspaper or large craft paper

White gouache

Palette

Inexpensive brush for mixing

Black heavy cardstock or watercolor paper

Round paintbrush

Image

NOTE: There are three consistencies of gouache paint: heavy/creamy (almost the consistency of yogurt), ...

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