Pink Foxglove in gouache with hoverfly

Pink Foxglove in gouache with hoverfly
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I like using gouache paints Carole, they have a nice matt effect don't they which has worked so well here on the dark background.. I also like the addition of the hoverfly!

This is very attractive against the black. Hoverfly is a lovely touch. I tried gouache years ago but couldn't really master them to my satisfaction - I couldn't work out how not to disturb the lower layer when I wanted to modify the colour. Maybe I'll try again, the colours are definitely vibrant and, like Louise, I like the matt effect.

Super work, black background makes the flowerhead sing out

Really complements your white Foxglove - make a good pair.

Thanks very much to you all. Marjorie I read in a book by Moira Huntley on gouache that to put colour on top of another you should use thicker mix of paint, I think that works better. I have trouble with the lifting like you say. I think gouache has a place in art definitley and i like it but prefer pure watercolour if i were to choose.

very nice. Black backgrounds do work well for flowers.

Beautiful painting, love the dark background

These two paintings of Foxgloves would look super framed and hung as a pair!

Really like this painting, just love fox gloves, got one called Patties plumb, white with red dots inside.

Lovely work. I like the addition of the Hoverfly too.

Thanks ladies, much appreciated.

Love the colour!

This is beautifully done, Carole - delicate, elegant and vibrant at the same time.

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01/04/2015
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Gouache again. Another foxglove growing in my garden, mostly get the pink ones. I will have to get some fancy cultivated foxgloves for next year. Sorry it appears a bit blurred

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Carole Swingler

Self- taught artist, I have dabbled in watercolours for many years on and off. My first love is flower painting in watercolour. Now trying many different media including acrylic inks, gouache, all types of pencils to try loose-ish semi abstract images.

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