Monday, April 2, 2012

Gouache Owl

I have been thinking about trying gouache on black paper and painting an owl in my next painting so today I worked on this small painting, just experimenting.  I don't know if I want to paint this way. I have a dream to be more free with my work but maybe it's rediculous to fight against one's natural tendencies! Anyway, I suppose realism presents its own opportunites for freedom in some ways.
I like seeing the gouache paint on dark paper because it really stands out!

6" x 6"


  1. Probably because black paper could not be a credible background itself ...

  2. Hmm, I'm not sure it is good to use black paper for a very realistic work of nature. But I wonder if a night scene in moonlight could work.

  3. Bon week end de Pâques anne;)

  4. Merci!
    Avoir une Joyeuses Pâques avec un panier plein de fleurs!