Gouache is an opaque watercolor. Primarily used by commercial artist, gouche holds its intense color and opaque characteristics throughout the painting process. Being a watercolor, it must be protected under glass framing.
The Gouache Style & Technique
My style of painting is influenced by the Yunnan school of "heavy color," using gouache on rice paper, and includes silver, gold or copper metallic gouache to outline and highlight the images. The finished paintings are floated on mats to accentuate the imagery and emotion of the paintings.
Women • Crows & Birds • Trees • Additional Works
Paintings that have sold may also be available in exclusive editions Giclées.
A giclée is a technological advancement in printmaking. A high resolution digital scans is created, then printed with archival quality inks onto heavy watercolor paper. This process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction. The quality of the giclée rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums and galleries.
Only exclusive limited editions of 20, each hand numbered and signed, are printed.
- Size: approximately 18" x 24"
- Price: $250 each for print numbers 1-14; $500 each for numbers 15-20
Artist embellished giclées are available upon request.
- Size: 18" x 24"
- Price: $1,000 each
From concept to completion, I will work together to bring your idea to reality.
Things to consider:
- What size would you like your painting to be? Consider where it might hang and compare it to the size of that space.
- Do you want certain colors to be included in the painting?
- What is your budget?
- Do you want me to frame the paintings, or frame it yourself?
- Is there a deadline?
I may need photographs of the subject if the painting is to be a portrait or of a specific place, so that we both know what the painting will look like.
You will receive a written price quote for the painting. It will be a detailed explanation of what you should expect during the process, sketches and progress photos.
Once you accept the quote, a 50% down payment will be paid and work will begin on the painting. You will receive updates and consultations during the painting process.
When the work is completed, final payment is due and the finished painting is delivered to you.