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Orchids.

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My Orchids are blooming more each day and I luv to see them dancing in their pots on the deck swaying to the Autumn breeze. Chilly mornings and sunny days; the best of life. I have painted them previously and will have to again soon.
I am adding a painting of a gorgeous Australian wattle tree that I pass on my walks at the end of our winters in Melbourne. I will get it finished soon.

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Trying to paint fur in gouache

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I am very attracted to using gouache as I enjoy the richness and depth it gives my work. But I am finding this little artwork challenging to get the fur in realistically. I have gone to my smallest rigger brush but it doesn’t seem to hold the colour for the brush length stroke. My bigger brushes flow on better but the strokes are too thick. Any ideas?