Lakeland Tarn.


LAKELAND TARN. Gouache. 30cm x 30cm Copyright Theresa Evans. 2011

Finally got back into the studio today - thank goodness! I started this painting just before Christmas and completed the water and foreground grasses this morning. It's another gouache painting on Arches (NOT) watercolour paper, mounted on a wood panel. 

I'm really enjoying the versitility of these gouache paints  - they can be applied in much the same way as acrylic but with a more watercolour like feel and flow. I still love my watercolours but I'm definitely going to keep using gouache too :)

detail of gouache paint application

Comments

Caroline said…
Wow, strong works Theresa. Very different to your usual watercolour style of painting but beautiful too. I really love the trees and the contrasts between light and darks. It will be interesting to see where working with gouache will take you!
Jose Sánchez said…
Teresa, gracias por permitirme entrar en tu blog, donde se respira tanto arte. Maravilloso este trabajo, realmente es admirable el color y la luz del lugar. Por cierto es todo un lujo en este tiempo poder pintar todos los dias y en un lugar tan hermoso, aprovechalo con pasion y alegria. Saludos, Jose
Theresa Evans said…
Thanks Caroline. I used to paint mostly in pastel until I couldn't use them any longer for health reasons. Gouache gives me a similar opacity and layering effect. I also like the way it dries to a slightly powdery looking surface - without actually being so.
Theresa Evans said…
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Theresa Evans said…
Jose, gracias por sus amables palabras. Mi español no es muy bueno, pero estoy de acuerdo que es un privilegio para pintar tantos lugares hermosos. Yo sin duda cotinue a valorar eso.

Gracias por visitar mi blog .. por favor regrese con frecuencia :)
I love the light in this painting. I find it very soothing.
All the best and thanks for visiting my blog.
Theresa Evans said…
Thanks for dropping by Maria, I always love your amazing paintings :)
Hi Theresa, Thanks for visiting my blog. Your work is really broad in scope and very beautiful. I long to do landscapes,i shall have to summon the courage. Gouache is really difficult to work with. Your paintings are a delight!
Theresa Evans said…
Thanks for stopping by Cathy and for your comment - I appreciate it:)
I love your style of painting,without going into all the details you still capture the atmosphere of the moment with your colors.
Theresa Evans said…
Thankyou Roger. Colour is the main reason I have to paint so it's good to hear that :)

Thanks for stopping by ....
A beautiful painting and how fortunate you are to live in such a place!
Theresa Evans said…
Mary, thankyou and also for popping by my blog. The Lake district is very beautiful but it's an hour's drive from my home. I go as often as possible :)
Yves said…
C'est superbe, j'aime beaucoup ce que vous faites, vos couleurs sont profondes et chatoyantes. Merci de partager ces travaux, cette utilisation de la gouache m'ouvre de nouveaux horizons, .
Theresa Evans said…
Yves, merci beaucoup de visiter et pour vos comments.

Your work is beautiful ... I'm glad I found your blog too!
Antonio Machado said…
Very beautiful guache!
Excelent blog. congratulations!
AK said…
Theresa, Tanks for your kind comments on my blog. Your work is fabulous. I have never tried Gouache. Looks very interesting. Am getting motivated.
Theresa Evans said…
Antonio and Asit, thankyou for stopping by and for your comments :)

Asit, gouache is lovely to use, it feels like watercolour but, because it's so opaque, you can easily correct mistakes and change your mind about elements in the painting process ... still, I think I love the luminosity of watercolour best!
Jan Yates, SCA said…
This painting is stunning-it has a beautiful presence and light -I thought it was an oil painting at first-I'd like to try gauche-can it be re-worked or once it's down it's down?
Theresa Evans said…
Thankyou Jan ... yes, gouache can be reworked to some extent but not in the sameway as oils or acrylics. As it is an opaque medium, it can be overpainted and so is more 'forgiving' than transluscent warecolours. Howver, it is difucult to paint too many layers as it will tend to muddy up and may even crack if paint is applied too thickly. Still, I love using it!

Thanks for dropping by :)
eastwitching said…
Theresa

May I say I feel you have a lovely painterly touch and exquisite colour feeling - these paintings stopped me in my tracks - fab! Alison
Theresa Evans said…
Thanks Alison, I'm pleased you enjoyed looking at my work :) Hope you'll come back again!
Terrific painting Theresa. Although I
paint in oils, your work is fantastic. I shale keep coming back to look. All the best Theresa.
Vic.
P.S. I am trying to have a go in Gouache, trying that is.
Theresa Evans said…
Hi Victor, thanks for stopping by and for your comments:)I appreciate you taking the time.

I hope you enjoy the gouache ... the learning curve is not steep and as an accomplished oil painter I'm sure you'll take to them like a duck to water! It's a lovely, forgiving medium but without the drying time of oils ...