Before I let you get intoxicated by the summer rain I just want to add a few words about the mediums I used, because they're like special this time, you know?
So we have a new first here on The Blue Bicycle: gouache! I have never used gouache before, quite obviously since
(Should you be wondering, I don't usually dilute my acrylics, I just use them straight out of the tube because I want to get texture and 3D effects and when the paint is thicker, it's easier. So that's why I make such a big fuss about water :)
So these gouache paints are the cheapest I could find, from the supermarket, a limited palette, but just the thing I wanted for a simple project like this one.
...and it was totally worth it! because I don't know how I've managed but my gouache cracked and it created this beautiful surfaces, something I have only dreamed of.
Although they look like they'll come off soon they're fine, not to worry for I sealed them under a coat of varnish so they should be safe for me to look at and enjoy for a looong time.
Another thing that's new in this painting/drawing is the use of 3D paints. I bought some for a paint-on-ceramics project, but they're suited for all surfaces and they were perfect for Summer as I had them in bright and metallic colours.
OK, so this is it!
For now I still have no idea about Autumn and Spring and it pretty much sucks for Summer and Winter are each on a different portfolio so I only have half-finished items to use ..or not to. Hope inspiration hits strong and soon!
|Cracked gouache and 3D paint!|
|Intoxication of Summer Rain|
|We can see text too!|