Feels Of Green
6" x 6" gouache
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I mentioned in a recent post that for our trip to Ecuador I decided not to take all of my oils and to try gouache. This was a bit of a challenge as I am an oil painter. But, I could carry everything in a small satchel (I'll blog about that soon), I didn't need an easel, a trip-pod a drying case a backpack. I prefer oils..I love the creamy mixability that they have. I'm more familiar with the colors. But, for size, ease of carrying, set up and drying, this was easy.
I decided that I needed to practice mixing greens with the gouache colors I'd brought and realized that all of the fields of corn in northern Ecuador screamed "green" every where I looked. I love the landscapes painted by Richard Diebenkorn. They are big simplified shapes of color. He was my influence for the series of corn fields that I painted. My focus was on the shapes and varieties of green.