There are many types of painting from a number of mediums, such as ink and watercolour, but the main one which I’m going to focus upon here is a colour known as gouache. It is best described as a fine, thick paste of charcoal mixed with watercolour paint. A few types of this can be seen to come from a number of different traditions. First the most famous is the traditional French gouache from which was then taken into Europe, but as the art has changed over this time it has also become more sophisticated. There are many varieties of gouache from other traditions, such as the Spanish/Portuguese gouache that is based on European ideas, although it is considered the original, and some of its ideas have taken into the United Kingdom. There were also a number of artists that have used French gouache, such as Claude Monet, and he was influenced by many other countries’ gouache as well. There are also many more contemporary artists who use Gouache, such as artists such as Jean-Paul Goudeau and Damien Hirst, and many more have experimented with it in the past. The history of gouache can probably be traced back to the 1500s (actually 1500 AD) in Europe. However today, it is generally used in a much more modern fashion for commercial and artistic purposes.
Is gouache colour accurate?
No it’s not, however what is true is that there is no rule which says that it cannot be used for painting. There were other styles of painting in France (such as the ‘hanging painting’) which used charcoal, such as the classic French impressionist painting or the early ‘fountain watercolor’. They do create a slightly different style of painting but that is mainly for style purposes. Today we do not have to worry about the quality of the painting.
To illustrate how accurate an artist is when drawing their own colour, we could take a look at a picture created by Henri Matisse. This painting shows Matisse trying to create a realistic view of the Earth. He attempts to paint a world where the sun shines through the clouds to make it look brighter. This is a standard technique of attempting to create a realistic view, and is very accurate. You can tell the difference between this and a contemporary painting because the sun is not illuminated. It is just there and will never be illuminated. Another painting that shows a very close parallel to Matisse’s Earth, the watercolour work for example, is also one of my