Another Sunset

Sunset. Gouache on watercolour paper. Ulla Hennig October 2012

This time I worked with layers. The painting I did on the first day looked a lot different to the one you can see here. It had no foreground, the colour of the water was much duller as well as the sky.

I really wondered whether it would be possible to change it so much by putting paint over the first layer. Yes, it was. Gouache paints are really opaque paints. The only thing is that you have to be careful not to wet your brush too much.

The ink lines were added when the painting was dry. It was the first time I used a hair dryer to make the process a bit quicker, and it was fun to see how quickly the painting dried!

It is the last day of October today, so it might be the time to look back at the month. It was a month full of painting, full of paintings done with gouache paints. I really enjoyed slinging paint, and I got more and more confident regarding mixing paints and the handling of my brushes.

So I decided to make November the month of Acrylics. This does not mean that I’d never do a gouache painting again. But for the next four weeks I will focus on my acrylic paints, and I will present my paintings here.


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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

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