First Attempt at Gouache

My kindle was out of juice, so I didn’t have my reference photos and ended up snagging a photo off the shelves to paint.

I turned out all right, but something went horribly wrong with mom’s face, as evidenced by my husband saying ‘is that supposed to be your mom?’.

*facepalm*

Plus the gouache is cracking in places.

But it’s not a bad first attempt!

I’ll sketch over her face and try again in a few days. Her original photo is nearly black and white with age, but I’ll try upping the saturation too. *smile*

Both photos were taken in the same church, at our weddings, in the same pose, nearly 30 years apart.

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