A watercolorish painting, yet dark.
This is gouache like the previous one but different.
I don’t have a scene-pic belonging to this one, unfortunately.
I do find, making a background be dark, yet ‘colorful’ is easier in gouache. But it’s harder to make reds be bright.
Thin gouache on a light colored or white surface will deliver the brightest variation of a red. So you’ll need to calculate this in from the start, just like in watercolor. Whereas with oils you can add a bright red at any time in the painting process.
After this one, I decided to start painting the (red) flowers in oils again.
FL07-2018 Floral Painting ‘Red Rose’
Here you can get an idea of the size.
- Big Red Tulip in Oils
- Painting a Rose in Gouache
- Painting Red Roses