Daisies: gouache resist

I’m feeling spring although it’s quite chilly today. In gouache resist if you want to keep an area white you paint it white, the thicker the better. In fact I used a lot of paint on this one to the extent that the finished painting is not flat (despite my weighing it down and then ironing it). Time for a trip to Jerry’s Artorama today to restock some colors and get the heaviest weight paper they sell. 

Here’s the piece before the Higgins Black Magic treatment.  

All the areas where I left white became black. The big daisies were painted white so they resisted the ink. A good experiment except for the warped paper. 

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19 responses to “Daisies: gouache resist”

  1. Susan Feniak says :

    Such a fun, bright and colorful piece! It makes me smile!


  2. Scribble Fiend says :

    Ah, I think you had mentioned that technique to me before! That’s really cool – and a great, colorful painting!


  3. Sharon Mann says :

    I love your bright , bold and glorious color pattern!


  4. memadtwo says :

    It adds so much dimension! Yes, I need some heavier paper too.
    The sun makes it feel like spring is coming, even though it’s cold.


  5. annerose says :

    This is wonderful, all the little black texture and colour variations. It’s like a so welcome burst of spring, thank you.


  6. Teresa Robeson says :

    I’m still amazed by how much depth the Black Magic treatment gives a painting. The original is sunny and lovely but the black gave it that extra oomph I wouldn’t have thought of. Love it!


  7. Jodi says :

    WOOOHOO! This is FABUlous – fun – colorful – bright – energetic!!! Love !


  8. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    Love this effect!! It turned out beautifully!


  9. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    OK, you’ve gotta get this on Society6! Seriously, this is awesome!


  10. artandmoondreams says :

    Looks lovely and full of joy.


  11. colorpencil2014 says :

    Just what I needed on this grey day here: flowing, colorful flowers!!! Lovely, Johanna


  12. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    So pretty and colorful!


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