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Monday, February 9, 2009

Gouache - Dürer used it, so did Dietzsch, Zorn and Maud Purdy…

(by Constance Sayas, click the image to enlarge))

Gouache is a type of paint made from pigments bound in water-soluble gum, like water color, but with the addition of a white pigment in order to make it opaque. Gouache has higher pigment content and more brilliant light-reflecting quality than watercolors – you can correct mistakes by painting over. It is often also used to create highlights in water colors. The Botanical illustration program is offering a gouache course as a rare evening elective starting on February 18.
For more information and to register, please click here.

(by Maud Purdy)
(Some examples of works by Dürer, Dietzsch, Zorn and Purdy)

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