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-- 03 October, 2006 --

Landscape ATC

Gouache on watercolour paper 2.5" X 3.5".

I have discovered a new favourite thing ... gouache. I enjoy the way that it behaves like watercolour. Used wet on wet it is possible to get a lovely glowing glaze. The colours can peep through those on top. I enjoy the way that it doesn't behave like watercolour. Used wet on dry you can get a great textured finish. Light can go over dark to build up a picture or even hide those inevitable mistakes.

I have found another online community where I can join in ATC swaps called The Artist Trading Card Forums. My first adventure with this group is a landscape swap. I am still buzzing with David Boyd's fabulous images so he has become my inspiration. I love the way that he has freed up my need for representational pieces.

Four cards are required for this exchange. Three of them will be sent to a partner and one is for the coordinator of the swap in exchange for return international postage. This one is The Poet's choice of the set. The rest of them have been loaded up to my Flickr photostream.

Posted by robynls at October 3, 2006 10:22 AM

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