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.

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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.