Saturday, January 07, 2006

Gouache is Posh


ClarkGableGouache
Originally uploaded by katiemcdee.

A few months ago I took a Gouache class and this was my first attempt to tile with the paint. It was tricky, but I'm happy with the result. Now I need to try tiling with color.

5 comments:

John Nevarez said...

Beautiful!!!!!!! Can't wait to see more. Welcome to Blogville!!! Start postin' those babies...

donnachada said...

This is fantastic. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us. A happy addition to blogland.

gur-B said...

Very nice and solid ! Keep um coming...

Christina said...

What exactly is tiling? I've never heard that expression before. But whatever it is, it sure results in some cool painting!

Also, I love the pic of the mural you did. How many days did that take you, if i may ask? Great work!

Katie McDee said...

Hey Christina, thank you so much for your kind words!
To answer your two questions...

1. Tiling is when you block in the colors (or in this case, black&white values) right up next to, and on top of, each other with gouache and then with clean water on your brush blend them togethr to give it a more seamless look. (that's the cliff note version of tiling)

2. The girls' bedroom mural took me a good 100-150 hours from start to finish. I spent 8 to 11 hours painting each day for over about 18 days.