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Gouache Painting: Create Vibrant Works of Art

A course by Vicki McGrath , Gouache and Acrylic Artist

Gouache and Acrylic Artist. Chicago, United States.
Joined March 2022

Learn to create expressive still-life paintings from observation with gouache, exploring hues, values, composition, and light

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  • Audio: English, Turkish
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to create expressive still-life paintings from observation with gouache, exploring hues, values, composition, and light

A course by Vicki McGrath

With rich color combinations and expressive brushstrokes that walk the line between realistic and abstract art, even the most seemingly mundane objects can take on a life of their own on canvas. Applying a style that she calls loose realism, artist Vicki McGrath draws inspiration from the world around her and captures its essence in evocative gouache paintings that embrace vivid hues and artful imperfections. Her bold illustrations have led to collaborations with clients like Trader Joe’s and been featured in magazines such as Cottages & Bungalows.

In this online course, embrace the versatility of gouache to create striking still-life paintings from observation. Explore color theory, composition, and contrast to create lively depictions of your surroundings with a loose, minimalist approach. Turn ordinary objects into extraordinary masterpieces.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 12 downloads

  • 95% positive reviews (170)
  • 8065 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 42m)
  • 12 additional resources (2 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Turkish
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Crearás una pintura con gouache de un bodegón basada en una foto de referencia.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

A cualquier persona que quiera explorar la versatilidad del gouache, desde principiantes hasta artistas con experiencia.

Requirements and materials

No necesitarás conocimientos previos.

En cuanto a los materiales, prepara gouache, pinceles, papel de acuarela, una paleta para mezclar y otros elementos básicos que Vicki especificará en el curso.


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Vicki McGrath

A course by Vicki McGrath

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Gouache and Acrylic Artist

"Vicki McGrath es una artista autodidacta especializada en acrílicos y gouache. Después de explorar el arte cuando era niña, volvió a conectar con su chispa creativa mientras estaba embarazada de su hija, pintando un mural para el cuarto infantil. Vicki inicialmente se centró en el arte infantil y luego se aventuró en la decoración del hogar hasta que descubrió el gouache en un taller local. Usando colores vivos y pinceladas sueltas, encontró placer en capturar la esencia y la belleza del mundo que la rodeaba en expresivas obras de arte.

Su estilo audaz le valió un sólido seguimiento en las redes sociales, lo que la llevó a colaboraciones con Trader Joe's, Serena and Lily, Winsor & Newton y Michaels. Su trabajo también ha aparecido en revistas como Cottages & Bungalows y ha recibido encargos de clientes de todo el mundo.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation

    • Presenting the Materials
    • Color Theory and Value
    • The Properties of Gouache
  • U3

    Choosing the Subject and Beginning the Painting

    • Choosing the Subject and Composition
    • Taping the Paper and Sketching the Composition
    • Applying the First Wash 1
    • Applying the First Wash 2
  • U4

    Painting the Still Life

    • Painting Each of the Objects and Shadows 1
    • Painting Each of the Objects and Shadows 2
    • Painting Each of the Objects and Shadows 3
    • The Background
    • The Final Layer 1
    • The Final Layer 2
  • U5

    Photographing, Printing, and Sharing Your Artwork on Social Media

    • Framing, Protecting, and Photographing Your Artwork for Printing
    • Sharing Your Art on Social Media
  • FP

    Final project

    • Gouache Painting: Create Vibrant Works of Art

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Gouache Painting: Create Vibrant Works of Art. Illustration course by Vicki McGrath Best seller

Gouache Painting: Create Vibrant Works of Art

A course by Vicki McGrath
Gouache and Acrylic Artist. Chicago, United States.
Joined March 2022
  • 95% positive reviews (170)
  • 8065 students