I’m taking an art class at the theatre department and we’re working with gouache. I’d never worked with the medium before, so it’s been a new experience. What’s nice about gouache is that it has a higher pigment than watercolor, but you can layer it like watercolor.

We’re recreating a painting for our project, the theme being “Orientalism.” I chose one by Jose Gallegos y Arnosa, a painting called “The Yellow Shawl” painted in 1881.

photo from www.orientalist-art.org.

 Here are some progress pics thus far.
 ** the flash makes everything washed out, the pigments are far brighter in person**

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