Monday, 15 June 2015

M.Graham Gouache

I like to have a palette of gouache available for my own use or my students so I don't have to carry the tubes around.

I have a palette of Schmincke gouache that also rewet quite well. I have just 12 colours, including black and white, so quite different to my watercolour choices. You can see some of them here.

I have just ordered some M.Graham gouache tubes to try. I have heard that they also rewet well. Most brands need to be used straight from the tube and any leftover is discarded as it dries out and won't re-constitute.

I ordered Titanium White, Azo Yellow, Gamboge, Naphthol Red, Quinacridone Rose, Ultramarine, Cerulean, Phthylocynanine Green, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber and Lamp Black.

The small amounts I squeezed out and allowed to dry rewet nicely later. Next I'll try a larger pan of paint and see if it cracks up in a palette. I'll also paint out some swatches to check the opacity of each colour.