I’ve been wanting to learn more about painting with gouache. After watching a Skillshare class by Kate Cooke, I was inspired to paint this little bird.
I decided to practice a little watercolor version first. Once I get better acquainted with gouache I’ll be sure to share my adventures with you.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💚
I just love how this little guy turned out. Oh those sweet little legs.
Which then inspired more birds…so here we go!
A few quick sketches working on shapes and not worrying about detail.
It’s always good to warm up and play. I really need to do more of this. Just fill the page and have fun.
Tip: A little planning and sketching before any paint hits the paper is really important. By sketching first I can make sure the shapes are as desired and that all elements fit nicely on the page.
This little guy was painted in a separate sketchbook to get ready for my larger painting above. I mixed up a variety of neutral colors and tested them out on my paper.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Art is for everyone. Just play and have fun…be good to yourself.
Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!
🌸 Patty Anne 🌸
You can see more of my work on Instagram @pattyanneart