|Anna Maria Hibiscus, Gouache on Arches, 7"x6"|
Other than quick washes in a sketchbook, I have not worked in watercolor for years. I'm interested in developing wc skills because I want to work in color when we travel. This piece is done with gouache, though, because I thought it might suit my oil painting habits. Tomorrow I am taking a class in watercolor to understand better how to maintain a palette, how to develop color with washes without turning the paper to rubbish and how to maintain that wet, glistening quality. Recently I saw Sargent's watercolors at the MFA. They were so similar in both technique and surface that I thought gouache might just be the medium for me.