Saturday, January 11, 2014

Bird of Paradise - Experiment in Gouache

A quick color experiment in gouache from the other night. Didn't have a specific purpose in mind for this one, except to try out the new gouache set I got for Christmas! I absolutely love gouache. I think I'll be using it much more in the future. It's easy to achieve bold color with, and you can work in some cool textural effects. However, this style is certainly not original to me, and I don't know if it's a style I really have any business working in. Anyway, what do you think?

In other news I visited this amazing Donato Giancola exhibit in Huntsville, AL today. It was terrific, and I couldn't believe how nearby an exhibit of this caliber was! It was definitely worth the trip. If you're going to be in or around Huntsville before January 19th, be sure and check it out.

2 comments:

Seth Rosamilia said...

Love this post–even if it's stylistically different than much of your work, I like it, and I especially love the vibrancy of color here, I really hope you continue using gouache.

Will Kelly said...

Thanks Seth! I'm hoping to do more experiments with gouache soon!