Thursday, March 21, 2019

Start a Gouache Landscape with Wild Brushstrokes



Sometimes like to I start a gouache landscape with loose, wild brushstrokes. (Link to YouTube)


ART SUPPLIES
Caran d'Ache watercolor pencils
Pentalic watercolor sketchbook
M. Graham gouache Ultramarine blue, terra rosa, yellow ochre, and titanium white.
Richeson casein paint (underpainting)
Travel brush set
Water cup
Homemade easel
Tripod

VIDEO TUTORIALS:
Gouache in the Wild (Download on Sellfy):
Gouache in the Wild (Download on Gumroad):
How to Make a Sketch Easel (DVD)

CAMERA:
Canon M6 (time lapse, video, and stills)

BLOG POSTS WITH MORE GEAR INFO:
List of Gouache Materials
List of Watercolor Materials

BOOKS:
Color and Light: A Guide for Realist Painters
Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist 
Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time: https://amzn.to/2xyamRM

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7 comments:

Daroo said...

This is great! Kinda feels like visual music -- with the slow, legato movement of the vertical trunks playing in counterpoint to the staccato flurry of the underbrush.

RozendaalAstrolabes said...

Interesting how you combined warm and cool tints in both the shadows and highlights of the snow

nuum said...

Master Gurney,

Please, don't give back Smooth to your son: now he is part of the show.
He is brilliant.
We love him.

Paulo - Rio

scottT said...

I appreciated your going into a little depth about your thought process when confronted with a lot of detail, and your method of creating impressionistic brushstrokes to render the terrain. Count me in as another fan of Smooth the Wonder Dog.

Steve said...

Another masterful demonstration of finding interest and beauty in an easily overlooked slice of life. Loved the last shot of departure, the long shadows and Smooth bounding over to join you. So, did you set up the camera and walk away from it, or was Jeanette somewhere nearby? As always, I’m curious to know if she’s responsible for the handknit hat and vest....

James Gurney said...


Steve, Jeanette did knit the hat and sweater, but she was home this time. I just used a tripod and a selfie stick for the walking shots.

Tom Hart said...

Another beauty, James. Add my kudos re: the hat and vest, and ESPECIALLY for Smooth. (Will you really be able to return him to your son? :)). Also, I wonder: when working with gouache, or casein for that matter, do you wait a little while before folding up the sketchbook to avoid smudging, or does the paint dry sufficiently to allow you to pack up almost immediately?