I’m trying something a bit different today, I’m painting a figure in gouache rather than oil. I’m not sure how it will turn out but I plan on taking my time with it, maybe working it up similar to how Andrew Wyeth would work his figures.

Andrew Wyeth, Black Velvet 1972
Andrew Wyeth, Black Velvet 1972

Not that I could ever come close to the Wyeth mastery but it’s nice to try. Here is a succession of images on the process.

Figure in Gouache, Drawing
Figure in Gouache, started in gouache
Fixed the drawing and started in gouache
Figure in Gouache, gouache block in
Block in after 1.5 hours


  • Session: 1254
  • Work: 1080
  • Width: 12"
  • Height: 8"
  • Medium: Gouache
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1.5
  • Creative Time:



2 Responses

  1. What’s the saying? Bad artists copy, good artists steal. Something like that.
    I don’t mean go out and steal the actual painting, but take that style and make something of your own.
    Maybe it’s a bad metaphor…

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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."