Thursday, May 27, 2010

Teeth Final

"Teeth" gouache on paper, 28"x14"

FINISHED! here are a few lessons i learned while working on this:

1. gouache is always active (even if you mix it with acrylic medium)
2. you get it to shut up by sealing it with krylon UV-resistance clear acrylic coating (gloss finish)-- this also unifies the reflectivity of the surface
3. i should work from reference more often
4. no matter how much i want to work from a given palette, there's only so much i can do without yellow ochre
5. i may never grow out of teal
6. gesso is a poor man's titanium white gouache
7. practicing poor painting posture is bad for your knees (but great for alliteration!)

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