First day, last day

It’s the first day of April, but it’s the last day for these tulips that have been sitting on my counter for many days. Today I continued playing with gouache, this time using a limited palette of Primary Magenta, Ultramarine and Cadmium Yellow, plus White. My favourite paper for gouache is hot press, and this one is in an Etchr sketchbook. Although I rarely use hot press paper for pure watercolour, I love the creamy texture of gouache on the smooth surface of this book.

7 Comments on “First day, last day”

  1. Cindy Wahlstrom says:

    Love this! You captured the “about to fall off” appearance of the petals so gracefully.


  2. Linda says:

    I enjoy your work so much!!!
    Encouraging to me!


  3. Bernadette says:

    I really enjoy this painting! You’ve ma de such a lovely work from a wilting vase of flowers! There’s still lots of life and spirit left in them. I also like the loose washy background and your limited pallet. Very nicely done… always.


  4. Susie Langley says:

    Really nice. Like the colors. Would like to try this.
    Happy Easter! Susie


  5. Denise says:

    Love the purple you conjured up, looks wonderful with the green!


  6. mcammeehan says:

    I like this, the creamy part looks really good. Nice colours of course.


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