WIP: Little red riding hood painting
Like I said in an earlier post, I’ve been experiencing with gouache, lately.
I had this small, about 2 1/2″ x 3″, canvas sitting in my studio for a little while. It had a little red riding hood drawing on it, but I never managed to finish it.
While I was doing some online researches on gouache, I read that you could also paint on a canvas with it. Since the canvas I had to paint on is very small, I thought gouache would be a perfect fit for this painting with small details.
One of the trouble I encountered while making it was either to use some ink pens for details or not. I didn’t want it to have definition, too much. I wanted it’s look to be more “painted” than defined. If it makes sense. :p
So, here’s the end result. I am quite glad how it turned out. No pens used at all, just gouache and brushes.
I find it very interesting to be doing smaller paintings. It’s funny because Olivier tends to go with bigger canvas formats while I like the smaller ones.
I have one canvas like this left and I’m probably going to paint another fairy tale heroine on it. I’m thinking about making a small serie of paintings with them. I just need to find more canvas like this. :p
***Have you ever tried making smaller paintings? Which formats do you like best?Have a great creative week!