The Art of Gouache: An Inspiring and Practical Guide to Painting with This Exciting Medium

The Art of Gouache: An Inspiring and Practical Guide to Painting with This Exciting Medium

by Jeremy Ford


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This book is a highly practical step-by-step guide to working with gouache, not only to teach and inspire novice painters but also to introduce more experienced artists to the advantages of using this much overlooked, but wonderful, medium.

If you love painting with watercolour and are ready to experiment with something different, then the versatile medium of gouache could be just the thing for you.

Gouache is water-based, quick-drying and, because you can paint light over dark as well as dark over light, it is less exacting and ideal for the beginner; it can be used thinly in a watercolour style, or more thickly as with oils or acrylics.

This guide covers all the materials and tools required and has a comprehensive techniques section that includes overlaying colours, colour blending and troubleshooting.

Experienced author Jeremy Ford takes you through three simple, step-by-step projects - a unique gouache style, a poster style, and a photo realistic style. He also gives guidance on how to develop your own unique style of gouache. Numerous finished paintings will inspire you and show the versatility in terms of subject, style and technique that you can achieve using this exciting medium.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782214540
Publisher: Search Press
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 289,246
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jeremy Ford studied graphic design at the Southport College of Art, and Illustration at the Harrow College of Art. He has been a freelance illustrator, artist, demonstrator and teacher since 1978 and has illustrated a wide variety of books and greetings cards. Jeremy is the author of How to Paint: Water Colours and Painting Pastel Landscapes, but it is gouache that is his real passion. He lives in Yorkshire, UK and runs popular painting workshops and holidays.

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