A double portrait

I haven’t painted in gouache in ages and I thought it would be fun to get them out again.

I chose a subject from Sktchy of two sisters and painted it at about A5 size. I’m certainly out of practice with gouache (and it shows). But I enjoyed doing it, and the sisters like it, so that’s a win-win 🙂

I have a weird relationship with gouache (and indeed, acrylic). There are times when I appreciate the ability to use opaque paint to cover mistakes or paint light-over-dark. But I inevitably look at the end result and don’t feel quite the same love for it as I do my watercolour or pen/pencil and watercolour paintings. So I’m sure I’ll do more gouaches now and then, but I think I’ll mainly stick with the watercolours.

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