I will get right to the point, at the moment I don’t like gouache, at all. Through all the work on this painting I have had multiple urges to pull out some oil paint and breeze through the painting with aggressive strokes.

It could be because it’s late and I’m tired. I had a great day today but I didn’t get home until 10pm which wouldn’t be too bad if I had enough sleep last night. I think I will chalk this session up as sleep deprived frustration then continue to swim upstream tomorrow.

The Setup


The Subject



  • Session: 347
  • Work: 337
  • Width: 15"
  • Height: 22"
  • Medium: Gouache
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
  • Creative Time:



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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."