From tennis shoes to framed canvas, get your gouache on!
Although gouache goes back about 600 years, it is enjoying a renaissance with modern artists. Falling between watercolor and acrylic, gouache is generally diluted before being applied, but it's opaque and contains a high amount of pigment. The texture isn't delicate, so it’s a good medium for canvas or coated surfaces. New and experienced painters alike will enjoy lessons on color theory, mixing, and the innovative techniques offered in this book—there are 30 guided projects so you can practice what you learn.
Jessica Smith is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Bath in the UK. She works with gouache and digital mediums and enjoys playing with scale, bold colors, and unusual shapes. She loves to paint people and plants, both of which play a key part in her lively artworks.