Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Caples House

This one has a complicated history. It started out as a gouache piece in my sketch book. I had never worked with gouache except as a highlight to another medium. I seriously did NOT like the painting from that day. I let it sit for months before deciding to test the water solubility of gouache and rinsed off as much paint as I could. Just like with watercolor, apparently gouache has staining qualities in some colors. I let it sit a couple more months. Not all of the pigment from the gouache came off so it wasn't a blank slate to go back to. I decided since this page is a giant experiment, why not go back to it in watercolor.

Caples House, Columbia City, OR
Watercolor in my sketchbook

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