Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Continue Shopping
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the European Union version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > The Artist > July 2018 > Get to grips with gouache

Get to grips with gouache

In his second article on working with gouache, Barry Herniman demonstrates more techniques for you to try

Gouache has been around some 600 years but whereas many are aware of it few have actually tried it. So I am hoping my articles might whet your appetite for this rather overlooked paint and therefore discover what an exciting and versatile medium it is.

I urge you to try this lovely medium if you have never done so, as it can suit watercolourists and oil painters alike with its transparent/opaque qualities. I find Schmincke Horadam gouache a joy to work with. I can paint lovely fluid washes that are bordering on transparent, and then overlay them with opaque passages.

Try gouache on watercolour paper and gessoed board and notice the differences – last month I included two demonstrations, one on each surface. This month I have added a few more techniques you might like to try before you embark on a proper painting. I do hope you’ve enjoyed these articles and been inspired to give this rather unique medium a go. Good luck. TA

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of The Artist - July 2018
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - July 2018
Or 549 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2.61 per issue
Was €33.99
Now €33.99
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only € 3.22 per issue
Or 349 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 1.85 per issue
Or 2399 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 1.85 per issue
Or 2399 points

View Issues

About The Artist

Let this month's issue of The Artist inspire and guide your next steps in drawing and painting a range of figurative subject matter in all media. From realistic still lifes in acrylics, watercolour landscape challenges suggested by Amanda Hyatt, David Parfitt and Paul Talbot-Greaves, through to portraits in oils and mixed media, our fantastic team of practising artist-contributors aim to help you develop your knowledge and skills based on their own experiences as professional artists and tutors. Check out the list of contents for more details of all the great articles in this issue, and look out for our latest sketching competition to enter on page 66, plus win £500 worth of gift vouchers to spend on art materials with Great Art in our PaintersOnline competition on page 6. See also pages 12 to 13 for the latest news on the Patchings Art, Craft & Design Festival (July 12-15). We will be celebrating the opening of our annual The Artist open exhibition there on July 12. We look forward to meeting our successful selected artists and visitors to the festival.