Had a lot of storms this weekend, so it put me in the mood to play with some water media. I've been wanting to try gouache for a while now, just to see if it liked me any better than regular watercolors (the jury is still out). I also thought it might be convenient for plein air, or auto de plein air, as I worry about leaving my oils in my car once the heat kicks in.
So, like a good student, I first did my color charts. Then I tried a couple of ACEOs:
All in all, I don't think I'll be giving up my oils any time soon. The gouache might be good for quick studies, and I definitely wouldn't have to worry about spontaneous combustion!