Gouache Experiment


I like both experiments but I think I prefer the one on the left.

Agree with Lynda but a great little experiment Frank. Great to find out how paint reacts in different circumstances.

Both are very good but I prefer the water added version on the left .

I like the thickly applied leaf Frank. It’s richer and appears more tactile……more substantial. The left one is also very good!

I like both, I also prefer the one on the left

Yes, a worthwhile experiment. In this experiment I'm preferring the watercolour method with gouache.

I think the left leaf is the winner. Beautiful colours 😍

Gouache a very versatile medium Frank. I like the thin version, has good senses of translucency about it.

Both stunning examples and a really worthwhile experiment.

Both are very well painted but I also prefer the one on the left.

The one on the left for me Frank, it’s more delicate and there’s a feeling of fragility.

Interesting to hear all of your comments and it’s clear than the thin layered version appears easily the most popular. Thank you everyone.

That's a really good excercise Frank and well painted.

Both very good Frank and I prefer the one on the left.

Hang on Studio Wall

I’ve painted the same leaf twice here using Gouache in two different ways. On the left I’ve use the medium very thinly like watercolour - time 60 minutes. On the right, thickly like oil - time 20 minutes. Lots of detail can be obtained using thin layers, though I think I prefer the more spontaneous method of using it thickly, almost straight from the tube with vibrant colour oozing from my brush!

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Frank Bingley

I've had very little tuition over the years except for a two year course during the late 1990s in watercolour. Since retirement in 2012, I now have time to pursue my love of painting. In recent years I have ventured into linoprinting, acrylics , oils and gouache. Gouache is fast becoming my…

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