I wasn’t sure how to use my Gouache paints with only my pallet knife. Diving in was the only way for me and I have to say my results were quiet nice to see. The texture I was able to achieve with this one tool instead of my brushes has left me wanting more. The palette knife has always freed my work up much more (usually when using my Oil paints), but now I’m happy to say so long as I let each layer dry in between, the Gouache is coping well and I haven’t noticed any signs of cracking in the paint. This was an experiment and I’m happy…
Oh how I love the 1950’s era. I created this work for an exhibition in 2014 and the theme was On the surface – pattern and texture. Once again I worked from my collectible dolls and this was modelled on Elizabeth Taylor. I worked with some beautiful Japanese papers and enjoyed creating a glamorous scene.