In our Techniques to Try section, we examine how Brenda Turner's passion for painting gouache on Arches black cover stock opens up a wide array of creative possibilities. Here, we show a step-by-step demonstration of her technique.
Turner first took photographs of a street scene in Buena Vista, Colorado, and groups of people attending a parade downtown.
After making individual drawings of the figures in her photographs, the artist redrew them with a white Prismacolor pencil on a sheet of Arches black cover stock.
The artist restated the lines of her drawing by painting them with white gouache using a round sable brush, and then she applied layers of colored gouache with flat, synthetic-hair brushes.
THE COMPLETED PAINTING: