Monday, February 15, 2010

The Ultimate Test

Well, in the past couple of days I have been working on the above painting. I have been taking gouache out for the ultimate test drive! A lot of the paintings I do are highly detailed architectural landscapes. I have found it difficult to get the level of detail I have desired-thus one of the reasons for experimenting with gouache. I found this painting to be a challenge, especially since it is only my 3rd in gouache. All in all, though I was pleased with where the gouache is taking me. I had a very intense day in my studio as I really wanted to complete this piece and post it. Tell me what you think! It is called Autumn on Bogan Lane and is 3-1/2 inches wide x 2-1/2 inches high.
Cheers, from gloomy Michigan


Barbara A. Freeman said...

Looks like you "got it"! I can imagine all this detail being very intense!!! But you certainly look as though you have the gouache under control and at your command! All three pieces are bound to bring some summer! Beautiful work!

Mona said...

Another wonderful piece, great handling of perspective. What surface are you working with?

Gail Hayton said...

Thanks Barbara and Mona! I am working on Strathmore 500 illustration board, which is also what I was using for my acrylic pieces. The detail and perspective on this piece were challenging, but I wanted to see what I could do with the gouache.

Tracy Hall said...

Hi Gail - what a beautiful peice, and a lovely lane. All three of these gouache paintings are terrific so it obviously suits you! Thanks for stopping by my blog - and I'm so pleased as I didn't know you had one!

Gail Hayton said...

Thanks Tracy,
I am going to continue for now with the gouache and see where it leads.