River and Foliage

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The last environment in gouache to wrap up the challenge!  I learned a lot from this piece, but the most important thing is this.

I don’t like cold press paper for gouache. I work my gouache opaque and want a stroke to lay down paint wherever I run my brush across. Since  cold press has a variety of bumps and valleys, there was always spots where gouache didn’t get deposited, which meant I had to go back and reapply it, which is bad in gouache.

I think I’ll keep the cold press only for use in watercolors.

and now time to run away from environments for the rest of my life

 

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