gouache

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Gouache (/ɡuˈɑːʃ, ɡwɑːʃ/; French: [ɡwaʃ]), body color, or opaque watercolor, is one type of watermedia, paint consisting of natural pigment, water, a binding agent (usually gum arabic or dextrin), and sometimes additional inert material. Gouache is designed to be opaque. Gouache has a considerable history, having been used for at least 1200 years. It is used most consistently by commercial artists for posters, illustrations, comics, and other design work.

Gouache is similar to watercolor in that it can be re-wetted and dries to a matte finish, and the paint can become infused into its paper support. It is similar to acrylic or oil paints in that it is normally used in an opaque painting style and it can form a superficial layer. Many manufacturers of watercolor paints also produce gouache, and the two can easily be used together.

Gouache paint is similar to watercolor, but is modified to make it opaque. Just as in watercolor, the binding agent has traditionally been gum arabic but since the late nineteenth century cheaper varieties use yellow dextrin. When the paint is sold as a paste, e.g. in tubes, the dextrin has usually been mixed with an equal volume of water. To improve the adhesive and hygroscopic qualities of the paint, as well as the flexibility of the rather brittle paint layer after drying, propylene glycol is often added. Gouache differs from watercolor in that the particles are typically larger, the ratio of pigment to binder is much higher, and an additional white filler such as chalk - a "body" - may be part of the paint. This makes gouache heavier and more opaque than watercolor, and endows it with greater reflective qualities.

Gouache generally dries to a value that differs from the one it has when wet (lighter tones generally dry darker and darker tones tend to dry lighter), which can make it difficult to match colors over multiple painting sessions. Its quick coverage and total hiding power mean that gouache lends itself to more direct painting techniques than watercolor. "En plein air" paintings take advantage of this, as do the works of J. M. W. Turner.

Gouache is today much used by commercial artists for works such as posters, illustrations, comics, and for other design work. Most 20th-century animations used it to create an opaque color on a cel with watercolor paint used for the backgrounds. Using gouache as "poster paint" is desirable for its speed as the paint layer dries completely by the relatively quick evaporation of the water.

The use of gouache is not restricted to the basic opaque painting techniques using a brush and watercolor paper. It is often applied with an airbrush. As with all types of paint, gouache has been used on unusual surfaces from Braille paper to cardboard. A variation of traditional application is the method used in the gouaches découpées (cut collages) created by Henri Matisse. His Blue Nudes series is a good example of the technique. A new variation in the formula of the paint is acrylic gouache.

A form of gouache, with honey or tragacanth gum as binder, is used in Ancient Egyptian painting. It is also used in European illuminated manuscripts, as well as Persian miniatures. Although they are often described as "watercolor", Persian miniatures and Mughal miniatures are predominantly examples of gouache. The term gouache, derived from the Italian guazzo, also refers to paintings using this opaque method. "Guazzo", Italian for "mud", was originally a term applied to the early 16th-century practice of applying oil paint over a tempera base, which could give a matted effect. In the 18th century in France, the term gouache was applied to opaque watermedia.

During the eighteenth century gouache was often used in a mixed technique, for adding fine details in pastel paintings. Gouache was typically made by mixing watercolours based on gum arabic with an opaque white pigment. In the nineteenth century, watercolours began to be industrially produced in tubes and a "Chinese white" tube was added to boxes for this purpose. Gouache tends to be used in conjunction with watercolor, and often ink or pencil, in 19th-century paintings.

Later that century, for decorative uses "poster paint" (as it is known in the U.S.), was mass-produced, based on the much cheaper dextrin binder. It was sold in cans or as a powder to be mixed with water. The dextrin replaced older paint types based on hide glue or size. During the twentieth century, gouache began to be specially manufactured in tubes for more refined artistic purposes. Initially, gum arabic was used as a binder but soon cheaper brands were based on dextrin, as is most paint for children.

Asphodelus ramosus; by Hans Simon Holtzbecker; gouache on parchment; 1649–1659; 50.5 cm × 38.5 cm (20 in × 15+14 in); National Gallery of Denmark (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Drawing of a room; circa 1842; brush and watercolor and white gouache on white paper; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (New York City)

Young girl with hat; by Josep Maria Tamburini; 1909; gouache on paper; 38 cm × 25 cm (15 in × 9+34 in); Casa Lis (Salamanca, Spain)

Battery Park; by Glenn O. Coleman; gouache on paper, 31 cm × 42 cm (12+14 in × 16+12 in); The Phillips Collection (Washington D.C.)

A relatively new variation in the formula of the paint is acrylic gouache. Its highly concentrated pigment is similar to traditional gouache, but it is mixed with an acrylic-based binder, unlike traditional gouache, which is mixed with gum arabic. It is water-soluble when wet and dries to a matte, opaque and water-resistant surface when dry. Acrylic gouache differs from acrylic paint because it contains additives to ensure the matte finish.

I made a thing. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a painting. I used to sketch a bit, and have designed and drawn…
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William Burroughs beautiful action-painting (gouache and ink on file-card) at Riflemaker London #williamburroughs…
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RT @LeonValeren: Some doodles from last year after I started ARR. Tried out gouache back then 💙
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RT @SerenaMalyon: Made a lot of progress today, it’s really coming together. Watercolour and acryla gouache ✨
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RT @jessiehark: gouache study from this morning 💖
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RT @holljmck: Lino/digital Gouache
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RT @lamecreatives: gouache studies #artph
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RT @prison_breathh: foix / gouache painting on paper 4x5 inches \
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RT @LeonValeren: More gouache doodle hhhh our boys Tetsu and Leon 💙 @kzn_raien
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RT @jessiehark: gouache study from this morning 💖
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RT @SerenaMalyon: Made a lot of progress today, it’s really coming together. Watercolour and acryla gouache ✨
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RT @sloppjockey: cheww / gouache painting on paper 3x4 inches \
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RT @sheathescholar: re: the reopening of schools at least 10 teachers have told me “I would quit but then I’d lose my health insurance.” t…
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RT @jessiehark: gouache study from this morning 💖
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RT @zapira_art: On Wednesdays we paint pink ✨ Gouache on watercolor paper :>>
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RT @OSaumarezSmith: Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx's jubilantly abstract gouache plans for modernist gardens & parks (the…
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RT @zapira_art: On Wednesdays we paint pink ✨ Gouache on watercolor paper :>>
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RT @jessiehark: gouache study from this morning 💖
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RT @Jennestudios: ...Y Vader era odio 🔴 Hecho con acuarelillas y Gouache @Winsor_NewtonES . Que me lo preguntáis mucho 🥰
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RT @ghostmodePDX: Fck it here a duck. Gouache
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RT @sloppjockey: pairs / gouache
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RT @AsseneWayIero: Pues así quedo el primer intento de usar gouache, tengo que aprender bastante pero me gusta
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i didnt realize there were gouache brushes in csp :))))))))))))))))))
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@makyplcs Gouache yo. 😊 Con mis piernas bien sexys 🤣
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Gouache brush — Entire procreate collection — #edt_addons
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RT @WeightReed: watercolour/gouache....Maggie
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I'm really enjoying experimenting with gouache. This is my first attempt with it. I just want to get better! Its fu…
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RT @bekcrhea: Painting a rose finch. He still needs work, but I love the pinks and peaches I can mix with my new gouache paints.
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RT @baotpham: I’ve been enjoying the heavy snowfall today, which brings me back to this watercolor and gouache piece. She’s just waiting f…
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RT @WeightReed: watercolour/gouache....Maggie
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RT @AsseneWayIero: Pues así quedo el primer intento de usar gouache, tengo que aprender bastante pero me gusta
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RT @WeightReed: watercolour/gouache....Maggie
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RT @baotpham: I’ve been enjoying the heavy snowfall today, which brings me back to this watercolor and gouache piece. She’s just waiting f…
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RT @AsseneWayIero: Pues así quedo el primer intento de usar gouache, tengo que aprender bastante pero me gusta
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Work in Progress... my first attempt at using gouache brushes. Lots still to do on the Oldham one.…
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Had a couple of test prints made and I’m really happy with the quality! This is scaled up from my original little 4…
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RT @baotpham: I’ve been enjoying the heavy snowfall today, which brings me back to this watercolor and gouache piece. She’s just waiting f…
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Red and White Abstract Gouache Painting Throw Pillow, from Pixels
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Six for Gold by @ArtisanLaurence #gouache #painting #art @artfinder
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RT @AsseneWayIero: Pues así quedo el primer intento de usar gouache, tengo que aprender bastante pero me gusta
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Cottage with a garden art print by Kass Reich
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Paintings from my sketchbook #gouachepainting #gouache #painting #illustration
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Those eyelashes. And the backward technique.
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Susan Yung — Painting of our view from our Airbnb I'm Visby,...
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Inspired me @open_roads_portugal As promised , thank you. - - - -#acrylicartist #acryliclove #acrylicartwork ##oil#oilpainting #oilart #acrylic #acrylicart #acrylicpainting #gouache #gouachepainting #gouacheart#gouacheillustration #art#artist #artwork #sketch_painting #draw #drawing #natureart #naturepainting #watercolor #watercolorart #artistsoninstagram #instaartist #instaart #color#natureart
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•Under the sea💙 •Greeting cards d’20 •Concept: Sealife •Materials: Vox art watercolor paper - okrapigment handmade watercolor •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •Deniz💙 •Kutlama kartı d’20 •Konsept: Denizde Yaşam •Elyapımı suluboya
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• Last days at the beach 🏖 🐭 •Greeting cards d’20 •Concept: Mouse🐭 •Materials: Canson watercolor paper -Okrapigment handmade watercolor •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •Sahilde son günler🏖🐭 •Kutlama kartı d’20 •Konsept: Fare 🐭 •El yapımı suluboya
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Sep 11, 2020 17:30
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A quick little painting of Arthur's Seat. I tried a looser style and experimented with brush strokes! #arthursseat #mountainscape #scotland #clouds #landscapepainting #scenery #sky #nature #gouache #gouachepainting #artist #art #artsy #cloudscape #artoftheday #dailyart #instaart #landscapeart #trees #artaesthetic #painting #smallartaccount #sunset #summer #sunsetpainting #discoverunder1K #hill
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•Mouse’s golf day 🐭🏑 •Greeting cards d’20 •Concept: Mouse🐭 •Materials: Canson watercolor paper -Okrapigment handmade watercolor •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •Fare’nin golf günü 🐭🏑 •Kutlama kartı d’20 •Konsept: Fare 🐭 •El yapımı suluboya
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©️artclass_SvetlanaBondar_конкурс 🎉🎉🎉Подведены итоги XXXI-го Фестиваля детского творчества «Подводные фантазии» (г. Лиман, Украина). Традиционно основная тематика Фестиваля - это подводный мир, его красоты и опасности, проблемы и особенности, жизнь его обитателей. Ежегодно в нем принимают участие около 8000 детей из Украины, России, Беларуси, Казахстана, Азербайджана, Латвии, Венгрии, Эстонии и других стран. 🎨Творческий подход, оригинальный сюжет и разнообразные изобразительные техники конкурсных работ учеников отделения изобразительного искусства КУ «Рубежанский городской детская школа искусств» уже не первый раз были отмечены компетентным жюри Фестиваля: 🏆🥈ІІ место, медаль – Нилова Дарья, преп. Бондар С.Н.; 🏆ІІІ место – Фиалковская Алиса, преп. Бондар С.Н.; 🏆ІІІ место – Ядрихинская Анна, преп. Бондар С.Н.; 🏆ІІІ место - Зеленская Полина, преп. Кравченко О.Г.; 🏆IV место – Муренец София, преп. Кравченко О.Г. 🎉🎉🎉Поздравляем участников и победителей, желаем дальнейших творческих успехов! #artclass_SvetlanaBondar_конкурс #childrendraw #art #artclass #artschool #artchildren #painting_gouache #painting #gouache #childrens_creativity #creation #5_class #Rubizhne #Ukraine #creative_competition #5_класс_ДШИ #рисуютдети #детскоетворчество #живопись #живописьгуашью #гуашь #коллаж #школа_искусств #творческийконкурс #Подводные_фантазии #Рубежное #Украина
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Day 21/100 ↓About Japanese Cafeカフェ☕️↓ Japanese traditional Cafe, in Japanese カフェ(Kafe) is very unique. They serve many kinds of food that may be not common in your country. For example, except coffee(珈琲 コーヒー Kohi), some of them serve Japanese Morning Set. In area like Nagoya, they will for sure have a boiling egg, a thick toast bread, a small salad and a cup of coffee. Other than unique mornings set, some places serve colorful Parfait (パフェPafe), or cream soda(クリームソーダ kurimusoda) which is a cup of soda drink with a floating ice cream, etc. What is the unique food in the Cafe of your area? I would love to hear about it, please leave me a comment below. 👇 👉I’m introducing interesting Japanese elements everyday. Welcome to check my other posts to know more about Japan!💖 #cafeart
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