In this art class preview, learn to paint gouache foliage using a wet-on-dry technique. Join us with artist An Ho (@ogygia_art) as she teaches how to work with gouache in layers to create depth. Her method for simplifying foliage will help you paint a believable landscape.

Check out this reference photo if you want to paint along!

Topics Covered:

  • Simplifying the details of foliage
  • Using gouache in layers
  • Painting with wet-on-dry
  • Painting with transparent or opaque gouache
  • Altering tone and colour from reference photos

Enrol in An's Mini Workshop (Enrol in our US$6.00 Mini Workshops)

In the Mini Workshop, An will teach:

  • Blocking large shapes with thin layers of gouache
  • Painting trees as shapes of light and dark
  • Creating a focal point with highlights
  • Designing an interesting composition based on a reference photo

Etchr Products mentioned:

Other materials mentioned:

  • Watercolour Paper (220g)
  • Gouache Paints (Suggested brands: Winsor & Newton, Holbein and M. Graham): Black, White, Primary Blue, Burnt Sienna, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Red and Opera
  • Brushes: Flat brush size 12, 4, round brush size 4
  • Masking tape

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See you!

- Etchr Studio Team

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