Early Morning Vineyards, Tuscany. 30cm x 40cm Gouache. Copyright, Theresa Evans
For anyone who visits Tuscany (or lives there - lucky you!!) as much as I try to, this is an area near San Gimignano.
I'm really enjoying working with gouache again. I especially liked how I can layer so many hues in the darks without spoiling the colours or the paper.
I laid in some loose washes first, to establish some tones, then went in with the gouache paints. I've found that by diluting the paint to thin washes and building these up in layers, the effect is less harsh and more like watercolour.
Detail showing how it's possible to overlay colourful pools of paint with gouache. Fun!!