Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Final version of Knight on White Horse

This is the final installment of my gouache painting of a knight on a white horse. I did this over a span of 6 days, spending 30 min. each day and posting my progress on Facebook and in this blog. For those of you who don't know what gouache is, it is simply a fancy French name for finely ground poster paint or tempera paint. I painted this sketch like I would a watercolor, using thin washes. I like gouache though because if I need to, I can paint opaquely and the colors when I paint them seem to have more contrast and dynamic range than my dinky watercolors. This took 3 hours total. It was done on a 7 inch by 10 inch piece of 140 lb cold press watercolor paper.

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