A first experiment with gouache

I have never tried gouache before. This 5×7 of the Gallatin River in Montana is my first attempt. I could probably spend some more time to make it a little better, but I am not sure I have the patience today. Still lots to learn about this medium.  This was done with Holbein gouache–Prussian Blue, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, and Titanium White–on Fabriano Tiziano blue paper.

Montana Sunrise

A few weeks ago I was in Montana, and, while I didn’t get to paint there, I did get some good photos to work from. Here’s a 3×5 sketch of one of the morning views from up in the mountains. Some really incredible skies out there.