Wednesday, September 9, 2009

jazz night

Trying to figure out how to get luminous color jazz going in a permanent medium that doesn't need protection from the elements. Love the way gouache sits up on gessoed board; want to get acrylic to do the same so I don't have to spray-varnish. Meanwhile, here is my latest such experiment with gouache. 9 x 12. Still in the first glow with this one, I admit I love it!


  1. the colors are fantastic. wonderful energy here !

  2. There are so many great paints manufactured nowadays. Surely you can find the right one to use if you want to make a switch. I think there is an acrylic "goauche" although why it's called that I have no idea.

    Or hey... if the goauche works best for you, why not keep using it? "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" as they say.

  3. Thank you, Mary Ann -- kind words from one so fluent in color!
    And thank you, Diana, for your visit and your thoughts. I love how gouache behaves and am still hoping to learn a trick to avoid the spray-varnish process if I can.

  4. wow, I REALLY LOVE IT!

  5. I like this one very much. Colors are sparkling, fresh, composition affirming and I feel the jazz.