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Gouache Painting: Friendly Critique Please: New to Painting

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Gouache Painting: Friendly Critique Please: New to Painting
« on: April 16, 2014, 10:56:17 PM »
I am asking for a friendly critique of my painting. I am new to painting on canvas (I have been painting on glass and kiln firing some) and new to gouache paints, teaching myself. Please be kind...lol...the colors do not show as well as I would like in the photo, there is a bit of sparkle and some details are not showing as well as I'd like. Thanks.
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Re: Gouache Painting: Friendly Critique Please: New to Painting
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 12:12:40 PM »
Hi Abbott!

Thanks for sharing.  I like the harmonious colors that you have used here.  The yellows, greens, and blues are melding together nicely.  I also like the brushstrokes that you have been able to preserve with the gouache.  You mentioned that are working on canvas.  Have you tried working on Masonite or illustration board?  I mention this because the gouache may be easier to build up on a smoother, but rigid surface.  Just a thought.  Again, thanks for sharing!

-Matt