Gouache paintings & charcoal drawings

October 29, 2021

Both of these media are so efficient and quick to work with. A small drawing or painting can take as little as one hour. They are also both very forgiving. Gouache can be painted over, since the pigments are opaque, unlike its transparent (and unforgiving of errors cousin, watercolour). And charcoal is so malleable...you can darken it using pressure, and then pull out light areas with an eraser. It's all about pushing and pulling until you get where you want to be.


At the beach, gouache on board, 8x10At the beach, gouache on board, 8x10 Buddies, gouache on board, 8x10Buddies, gouache on board, 8x10 Nose, charcoal on Stonehenge paper, 9x12Nose, charcoal on Stonehenge paper, 9x12 snooze, charcoal, 9x12snooze, charcoal, 9x12