I painted this creamer yesterday while waiting for my scrambled eggs.
|Creamer, gouache 3 x 3 inches|
It's in black and white gouache, painted over a yellow-ochre square patch that served as an underpainting. I allowed the underpainting to shine through here and there. I painted that patch a few weeks ago.
Sometimes it's nice to use paint that gives you a sealed or closed surface (that is, it won't reactivate if it gets rewet). On the lower left corner, I rubbed off the gouache paint with a damp rag to reveal the underpainting.
I could have used acrylic or acryla gouache for the underpainting, but in this case, I used casein for the yellow square.
Here's a very brief video with the voice of the diner's owner. If you're getting this post by email, you might need to follow this link to see the video.
Related previous posts:
Creamer in Casein
Transparency and Reflections (Creamer in Gouache)
Still Life in a Diner Booth
Nearly-Notan Gouache with Yellow Underpainting (VW Deakership)