I don’t usually have access to a model, so I use reference photos from SktchyApp for portrait practise. Here are 2 quite recent fun pieces using gouache paint. Happy Easter weekend - hope it’s a good one.
Chile in Gouache While looking through my photos for a reference photo to paint from, I was taken back to 2 years ago, when I was travelled to South America and saw some amazing places that I will never forget. There were amazing towns, landscape and wildlife. The above was a scene captured from a … Continue reading Going down memory lane
There was a gorgeous sunset across Port Melbourne, looking towards Williamstown the other day and I managed to capture it on my phone. Today, I decided to paint a scene using that photo as reference, using gouache. The result is the piece below. It’s quite a small piece but it gave me lots of joy … Continue reading Evening comes…
Gouache is such a great medium. When I want to take a break from using oil, I turn to gouache which is relatively “cleaner”, since it is water-based (read on, let me clarify :)). I don’t worry about putting on an apron to protect my clothes as I do with oil paint, and getting it … Continue reading Painting with Gouache
Lighthouse on water, Port Melbourne Lighthouse on land, Port Melbourne I was busy today capturing both lighthouses in gouache. 16°C outside and it’s summer ! Cold but it was always fun to be out.
At the end of last year, I participated in a couple of paint-out sessions at Gasworks. My 2 pieces completed during those sessions are currently exhibited at the Foyer Gallery until 10 January 2021. Anyway, guess what - I won in the Representational Professional category with the piece below, depicting a sculpture at the park, … Continue reading And a bit of good news
I wish you a happy festive season. Stay safe and next year will be a better year! All the best, Evelyn 💕 The Australian Bush
Hope you have all been well. I have had lots of time at home during this pandemic to try out a new media. I hadn’t spent much time using gouache in the past, and it’s fun to be able to challenge myself. Still life at home Pile after breakfast Mess after breakfast Carton of 12 … Continue reading After breakfast gouache paintings
The other day I wanted to paint something different so I got out my gouache and painted the closest thing I could find in the studio - my brushes in a bucket. It was so enjoyable that I continued to investigate still life paintings - see below, my new shoes and found objects in the … Continue reading Still life in Gouache