Sunday, February 7, 2010
Friday night my wife's work held a great art auction for aids and breast cancer. This a watercolor/gouache study I did of a 70's vader figure for it. While painting in the digital world for the last few years I have truly forgot how much fun and almost meditative traditional media is. Especially gouache. For whatever reason it pushes me to be more gestural and loose. Maybe that's because I am more focused on lighting vs. rendering? I started this piece with watercolors to block it in then brought out some of the values and colors with gouache. Here are some shots of the unframed finished painting and my simple setup.
Hopefully there will be some more gouache pieces coming up as some Plein Air sessions are in the works:)