So for the past few weeks, I've been playing around more with gouache. It's such a great medium! I love its coverage, blending capability, and just the way the brush moves it on paper. I went to a gouache demo some time ago, and the artist who was teaching was telling us that it was ok NOT to be exact when you paint. She said "let your brush dance on the canvas". Ok, well here's my very first gouache piece. Yeah I need more practice, but I did what she said and just let my brush "dance".
Something else I'm trying out is woodburning. Now this technique does take some getting used to, but it's fun! ooh, but watch out and don't squeeze the handle of the woodburning tool but instead lightly hold it like a pen. Otherwise, you'll get a fat heat blister on your finger like me. Yes, I burned myself quite badly doing this one.
Ok, totally unrelated but I was able to catch American Idol tonight and David Cook --Wow, you go boy! BRILLIANT!!!