Notebook, 1993-

MATERIALS & METHODS - Painting - Aqueous Paints - Gouache

Painting Methods - Brushes - Supports & Grounds - Care & Display

Gouache - Methods

The color can either be well thinned with plain water or acrylic resin emulsion or polyvinyl acetate emulsion can be added to the water to make the dried films more water resistant. The gouache is often combined with passages of transparent watercolor washes and with drawing media, such as pastel. The paint is usually built up to a slight impasto, which gives it a general effect closer to lean oil technique than to watercolor but it will crack quickly if it is applied too heavily. Most gouache colors become lighter as they dry. [p. 136]

Kay, Reed. The Painter's Guide to Studio Methods and Materials. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1983.]



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