I was really liking peach for these two – glazes of Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow Medium, and Quinacridone Burnt Orange over each other. The glazes are so satisfying with the soft body acrylics since when a layer dries, the next layer doesn’t disturb it at all. I find colors created this way so much more vibrant that when I mix them ahead of time.
Boy were the roses hard to paint! The one on the right came out best, in my opinion. I tried to remember my china painting days (never was very good at roses though), but they were quite a struggle.
Both of these pieces show how great it is to be able to use the opaque gouche. In the pink roses, I used the opaque white for the petal edges. And then I could glaze over it with the soft body acrylics. For the rabbit, I used the opaque gouache for the underpainting of the leaves and single roses after I was done with the rabbit. From there I detailed them with the soft body acrylics. It sure was a treat to not have to paint around everything!