Gouache, meaning opaque watercolor in French, is an underdog medium that not a lot of artists know about! If you are an artist who has dabbled in gouache before, you will know that there is quite a learning curve, but once you overcome that hump, you will fall in love with the medium and the versatility it offers. Harnessing the full potential of the gouache comes with mastering the fundamentals of drawing, value, composition, and color relationships so that you know how to manipulate and push those elements, which is what creates your unique artistic voice.
Throughout this mentorship, I will encourage mentees to sharpen their observational skills through gouache plein air studies and challenge each mentee to step outside their comfort zone with uniquely designed exercises that make you look at painting from a different perspective. I am not teaching you to paint in a certain style; I am training you to master the tools you have at hand to unlock your full potential and create pieces that sing from within.
Please note: This mentorship will solely focus on gouache painting (not watercolor, not oil, not acrylic). Therefore if you apply, know that the goal will be to work on your traditional painting skills in gouache. All applicants will be required to have worked with gouache previously for a minimum of two months.