what is gouache

Sacred Stones by Carla O'Connor 2006, gouache, 30 x 22.

Gouche meaning

Gouache is an opaque water-based medium that drives to a matte finish and can be rewetted.

Painting with gouache

Gouache pairs well with watercolor, since they’re both water-based and use gum Arabic as a binder. It it good for providing saturation where watercolors tend to be too washed out, but be cautious, as it can muddy watercolors.