Tag: Gouache

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 2 months ago

Gouache Painting on a Rainy Day

[embedded content] (Link to Video on YouTube) Gouache dries slowly in the humid conditions of a rainy day, allowing much more time for blending the colors. However, once the layers dry, I can add fine details to add mood and make the sc...

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 2 months ago

Portrait Demo at the Yellow Barn Workshop

On Sunday night we had a sold-out audience for my mini-workshop at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo Park, Maryland. After my lecture presentation, I did a half-hour gouache portrait. My model was Steve Hanson, who was wearing a reproduction an...

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 2 months ago

Portraits in the Audience

At the Portrait Society Conference, everyone is a model—wittingly or not—including a member of the audience near me. This sketch uses a limited palette of gouache: Light Red by Shinhan Pass, and then the rest by M. Graham: Yellow Ochre, Ultramari...

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 2 months ago

Sargent's Technique and Temperament

[embedded content] John Singer Sargent's grandnephew, Richard Ormond, speaks with veteran portrait painter Michael Shane Neal about Sargent's technique and temperament. Michael Shane Neal and Richard Ormond, gouache [embedded content] Her...

Artistic Tricks / RSS - 3 months ago

Painting a Red Mazda on Location

My car needs a tuneup, so I leave it off at the dealership. I make a cup of coffee and sit down at the edge of the showroom.[embedded content] A red Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is parked in the middle, facing out toward the light. (Link to video on YouTube)...