During this workshop we will be looking at the different ways that gouache can be used, including quick watercolour-style paintings and mixed media compositions. Gouache is similar to watercolour but modified by the addition of a greater amount of pigment to make it an opaque painting medium. It differs from watercolour in that it is a heavier paint, with greater reflective qualities. Its quick coverage means that gouache lends itself to a much more direct painting technique than watercolour. It can be thinned with water and used in a similar way to watercolour to produce an underpainting, with varying degrees of opaque colour then applied in subsequent layers.
It is a more controllable medium than watercolour and mistakes can be removed and repainted. It is also an ideal medium for small, detailed paintings.
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CITY ARTS NEWBURY