Catartist at Etsy

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Still Playing with Acrylic Gouache

I had a little bit more play around with my tubes of acrylic gouche - I ordered a few more and thought the colours of the Magenta and Rose were lovely however I did notice that the pigments were fluorescent - PR88 and fluorescent - PV19, which is a bit alarming as it means they won't be very lightfast.

Anyway, I've started a little cat ACEO just to see how acrylic gouache looks - below is a WIP -

I like the colours although when I looked at the list of pigments used in Turner Acryl Gouache there were some very strange mixes - I was trying to match them to regular acrylic colours. As Jacksons Art were having a bit of a sale on them I thought I would splash out and order an assortment of tubes - I avoided the fluorescent ones. I also ordered a few bottles of AV (Vallejo) acrylic gouache to try out - again a few of the colors mixes are a bit strange but most of the pigments and colours seem to be more regular. I haven't tried the AV yet but will post something when I do.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Turner Acryl Gouache

A little while ago I bought a sample box of Turner Acryl Gouache from Jackson's Art Supplies - only £2 for six 11ml tubes (see link below for the range of colours and sets)

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I had a little play with the colours when they first arrived -

and I've been playing around with them again this evening - I quite like them so I might invest in a few more colours. They dry matt and waterproof and give quite a nice effect.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Getting back into painting, orange cat

Following on from making a start I finally got around to doing some actual painting. Started with the sheet I had coloured with turquoise acrylic and decided on a cat. I mostly used System 3 original on gessoed watercolour paper.

Wasn't sure where I was going with it but I'm quite happy with the result, I've made a start so hopefully I can keep going.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Getting back into the swing....

Haven't blogged for a while so I must get back into the swing of things. Got some great DVDs in the post - took advantage of a half price offer - now I just need the time to watch them.

Covered some paper in gesso and coloured acrylic washes so now I'm just waiting for the inspiration.

Found a cat painting that I almost started so I think I may have a go at finishing it.

And with the Queen's Jubilee last weekend Sarah and me decided to play with two mini canvases and collage them a bit. Sarah's is the 'Keep Calm' canvas - mine is the other but it's not quite finished yet....