Tuesday, August 31, 2021

How a Brayer Gradient Shows Through

The priming color is blue at the top and orange at the bottom, applied in a smooth gradient with a block printing brayer the day before. 

The priming is visible through top layers, because gouache is often a bit transparent.

I'll be showing more about gradients and how to use them in your paintings when I release "Gradients" on September 10. 

In case you missed it, here's the YouTube video: Sketching a Speed Boat in Gouache—Despite Wind, Rain, and Quicksand


Susan Krzywicki said...

This seems like a cool idea.

Forrest said...

Painting a good gradient on larger surfaces is something I've struggled with. How to do it really well. Oil seems like a must for that application, tho you might be able to underpaint with something for effect.