Sunday, 5 September 2010


I am always inspired by the idea of using a new type of media, or a new technique.

Recently I have being exploring the possibility of combining watercolour and gouache.

The opaque nature of the relatively substantial gouache contrasts fantastically with the delicately translucent washes of watercolour.

At times,when layering dark watercolours over areas of pale gouache the effect can almost be that of a masking fluid.

These are some recent images I have reinterpreted by incorporating this mixed media technique.


  1. Love the idea of experimentation Fiona - exploring the frontiers of your media. There are parallels in writing which also stretch the possibilities of that particular art.

    See you soon


  2. Fiona - there's an award for you to collect from my blog - congratulations!

  3. Hi, I came over from AquaMarina, I love the idea of guache and watercolour, transluscence and opacity, and i really like your last painting. I gave up painting a while ago to try and write more but do miss it, esp after checking out your blog, happy painting!


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