Several months ago I was asked to select a set of "must have" gouache tubes and paint an owl in gouache for Schmincke's packaging.
I'm thrilled to announce that the set is on its way to Wet Paint where it will be sold as an exclusive boxed set while supplies last. The six-tube set costs $64 (which is an incredible deal, well below the MFSP of $119).
You can contact Wet Paint now to pre-order, or stop by when the sets arrive.
As you can imagine this was pretty much a dream scenario for me: paint a bird using the gouache you love.
It also fell in nicely with my larger master plan—getting the world to fall in love with gouache. That plan only works if the high quality Schmincke Gouache is available and people can walk right into the store, buy some paint, and start having fun.
The 15ml tube colors in the set are Quinacridone Violet, Helio Turquoise, English Red, Dark Blue Indigo, Indian Yellow, and Titanium White.
I also wanted to show the versatility of Schmincke Gouache in my owl painting. Therefore, in my image I included underpainting with light value colors diluted almost to a typical watercolor consistency; dark translucent passages over lighter colors to create a glazing effect; light colors dry bushed over dark passages; blending of light colors with the dark passages which fall beneath them; and of course totally opaque passages.
If you haven't started painting with gouache yet now is the perfect time. This set will get you six glorious colors that will allow you to jump right in at an incredible savings.
Also if you're local, please keep your eye open for demonstrations I'll be doing with these paints. I'll give you a heads up here on the blog.
For out of town folks since I can't come to your house and work with you independently I hope to make a couple short how-to videos this fall.
I hope you'll take this opportunity to take advantage of a great price on a fabulous gouache and start painting today.
Note: If you're stuck on the fence wondering "gouache vs. watercolor: When, Why?" then check out an earlier post of mine.