Thursday, September 3, 2015

Chadwick Rooftops

 Chadwick Rooftops, 4x7"gouache, Diane Mannion

New Sketchbook

Had fun painting this morning at Chadwick Park, Englewood, with our group affectionately called... Englewood Plein Air Heads. 

 Have painted this view many times but wanted to focus on a small segment, instead.   First time with new Strathmore grey-toned sketchbook.  Wish the paper was heavier, tended to "potato chip" with the wet gouache.  But interesting working from a gray mid-value and love how the gouache is opaque enough to cover pencil lines and mistakes, not that I make any. 
Gouache addiction is getting stronger!  Love the stuff.  Wonder why I never used it before.  Have found a lot of technical information by watching Youtube videos of Robert and Jeff Watts (talented father and son).  Entertaining, instructive, and inspirational!

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