Saturday, February 29, 2020

Tips for Painting Realistically in Gouache and Watercolor

In this new Youtube video I sketch of a pile of snow along a country road using gouache and watercolor.

I start in watercolor, applying the paint wet with big brushes, and gradually shifting to a more opaque approach. I use drybrush effects to capture the texture of the gravel road. The gouache goes on thickly for the highlights and accents.

Gouache and watercolor squeezed out from the tube can be used in combination for any kind of plein-air painting or urban sketching.

Ultramarine blue
Raw sienna
Cadmium yellow
Perylene maroon
Titanium white
Ivory black
Set of gouache primary colors

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