Thursday, December 13, 2007

White gouache

20071212_white_gouache Click to see this photo's flickr page

I've been looking at all these great images and photos and sketches of the holidays, so this squooshed tube of white gouache really feels very much not in keeping with the season.

[Sigh] Oh well. We're in the home stretch. Finals and grading papers and final exams and figuring out grades and turning them in and grad show and school will all be done very soon and our holidays will begin in earnest. We'll return to being the cookie-baking and -eating snuggly bunnies that we were meant to be.

White gouache (opaque watercolor paint) is better applied, you know, as icing on paintings of cookies, the light white dusting of snow that lingers on our mountains, the beautiful formations of clouds in the mornings, the spray of the ocean, highlights on shiny things, and that sneaky glint in your eye. That'll have to wait just a few more days.

It also works when you're out of liquid paper, too. But I digress.

Hope that you've been well.


mARTa said...

I must have some of this white gouache! What a marvelous thing it must be! LOL...I love your sense of've made me laugh!

Toni said...

I always have a tube of white gouache. smile

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

cute drawing, i really like it