After a very busy day and a trip to the hospital, I’m switching over to gouache in preparation for this weekend.

Super busy day today with work and then rushing to an appointment at a hospital on the mainland, I didn’t get home till late. While on the way home I decided to break out the gouache paints and try them again. I was going to paint a portrait but I settled on a still life.

I’m mainly doing this as I plan on bringing gouache to life drawing on Saturday to paint the model. After a few months away from gouache I think I coming to like it again. My biggest complaint about the medium was the color change when it dried but honestly I didn’t see much of that when I was painting tonight.

I’m not done with this painting though, I really want to capture much more detail. I think I’ll also change up my surface next time. I don’t think I like the cold pressed watercolor paper. Or maybe I will gesso it…

Lemon Still Life
Lemon Still Life
Lemon Still Life, setup


  • Session: 1833
  • Work: 1362
  • Width: 7"
  • Height: 5"
  • Medium: Gouache
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1
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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."