Sunday, 2 August 2015

M. Graham Gouache - painted out.

I wanted to set up a palette of gouache - as I do with watercolour - and the only brands that I've heard will actually rewet and reactivate are Schmincke and M.Graham. I have some Schmincke (see previous post here) but wanted to test the M.Graham as well. I have ended up setting up a palette of 16 colours using a mix of the two. Here I have included a mid and warm yellow, a warm and rose red, a warm and cool blue, a green, three earths and a black and a white. All M. Graham. I found that I still needed to add just a touch of glycerine to some of these colours so they didn't crack up, though if poured into the pans little by little and allowed to dry gradually they fill pretty well.