This is a painting from a photo I took in Puerto Vallarta about 20 years ago and I've painted these cliffs before using transparent watercolor. This one is done with gouache. For my non-artist friends, gouache is opaque watercolor. I haven't painted with gouache since my 2D design class back in college which was a few years (uh, decades) ago. I wasn't crazy about it then because when I used it in large areas it was streaky and chalky looking. Now, I really like that chalky look but refer to it as being a velvety, matte finish. That sounds much nicer, don't you think? The gouache was really fun to paint with and a much more relaxing experience than when I use the transparent watercolors because areas can be covered with additional paint if I want to change anything. I can't wait to use it again. So many mediums, so little time.
Puerto Vallarta Coastline
Image Size 7" x 7"
Gouache on gessoed wood
Unframed - sides are painted - can be hung w/o frame
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