Tips to be a gouache painter

From learning the basics to acing the strokes, here are a few tips to learn gouache painting.

Published on Mar 24, 2023 10:54 AM IST 6 Photos

Painting is a therapeutic artform. From pil pastels to pil painting, painting of various types help in calming the mind and expressing our emotions on paper with colours. Here are a few tips on how to ace gouache painting.(Unsplash)

Get the necessary supplies: To start painting with gouache, you'll need to purchase the required supplies. You'll need gouache paint, paper or canvas, brushes, water, and a mixing palette. Make sure to choose high-quality supplies to get the best results.(Unsplash)

Learn the basics: Familiarize yourself with the properties of gouache paint, such as its opacity, quick-drying nature, and water-solubility. Learn how to mix colors and use a limited color palette. Practice basic painting techniques such as laying down washes, layering colors, and creating texture.(Unsplash)


Experiment with different techniques: Gouache can be used in various ways, from creating detailed illustrations to producing loose, expressive paintings. Experiment with different techniques such as wet-on-wet, dry brush, and glazing to find your own style.(Unsplash)

Practice regularly: Like any skill, painting with gouache takes practice. Dedicate regular time to practicing and experimenting with the medium. Try to challenge yourself with new subjects, techniques, and color combinations.(Unsplash)