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Gosh I like Gouache!

Posted in art, Gouache, How to Paint, inspiration, Painting, Pastels, Watercolors with tags , , , , on May 28, 2018 by sebland

imageI’m planning an art retreat in September for my Art Chix and a Dude, and wanting a minimal amount of supplies. I like the convenience of watercolor, but it can be challenging. I decided to try gouache, and boy do I like it, for lots of reasons. First, it’s opaque, so you can paint over your mistakes. Second, even 24 hours later, you can put a wet brush to your dry palette and pick up nice juicy color. Economical! The colors blend beautifully so you don’t need a ton of paint. It flows easily, thin or thick. Cleanup is easy. If you make a miscue, it lifts with a damp brush. I’m liking it so much I think I’ll paint a sample a day. Anybody want to pick up some art work ¬†at a bargain price? 5 x 7 matted for an 8 x 10 frame. ¬†Lovely colors, new every day,!

Where I Want to Be

Posted in Acrylics, art, inspiration, Painting, Southwest with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2017 by sebland

imageIt’s ninety plus degrees out on my deck, and much as I love my home, I’m spending this Sunday afternoon dreaming of far away places. The Rio Grande flows through some mighty pretty country, and I seem to recall some place north of Santa Fe where the river and rocks come together. I painted this a while back , just feeling nostalgic for a pretty place and time. Hope you are having a laid back day and maybe traveling someplace nice in your day dreams. I’m posting this for sale at my gallery, http://www.dailypaintworks.com if you are interested. Look for S. E. Bland. Thanks for stopping by!

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