I was educated in France where children had to come to school with their own tin of gouache.
i did love their colours and the smell… I felt it was magic!
I have never forgotten being 8 years old and the teacher asking us to paint an apple… luckily mine was red… the next lesson was Autumn leaves…
I was in my element … the time flew by and I was gutted when I had to pack…
so school children in France knew how to handle gouache.
Watercolour or Aquarelle were either rare or reserved to real artists and so expensive …
A few years ago I tried some gouache… they were called designer gouache… I did not like them. They were too heavy. The colours too garish.
A few days ago I did some research and found these tubes of gouache for £28.00 on amazon
Royal Talens… I love them… They are fresh and thin…
There are enough complimentary colours to create something good…
I think I will combine watercolour and gouache.
I will lay the foundation of a painting in Watercolour and come back with the gouache.
so, watch this space 😀
Beatrice Cloake, Fine art artist and designer living in Hythe Kent