Artwork Title: Contained Joy
Size: 15cm x 21cm
Medium: Gouache paint on paper
Year Made: 2021
This is an original, hand-painted artwork on cotton rag, archival quality paper. The back of the page is signed by the artist. This artwork can be displayed at any orientation and is painted to the edge of the page and features exposed areas of the white page in the design. Please note this item price does not include framing.
About the Medium
Gouache paint is an opaque watercolour and is my preferred medium for studio experimentation with colour. I prefer mixing colours with gouache as it has a vibrancy and opacity that can’t be achieved with other mediums. It creates a beautiful, lush finish, perfect for brilliant colours, contrasting patterns and subtle water and brush marks within the shapes.
Gouache is a little bit like ink and a little bit like chalk. The finished surface of the painting is not waterproof and these artworks will need to be protected with a frame after purchase. Your original artwork will be delivered in a temporary protective sleeve.
Investing in framing your painting will make it last a lifetime rather than a short time exposed to mess of life. When choosing a frame, make sure the front surface of the painting is not touching the glass to protect the painting. Use a floating frame or mount board to create a barrier to prevent this from happening. These are often used to frame photos in the same way.
About the Images
Images provided are scans of the original artwork to depict the colour, texture, and detail of each hand-painted work most accurately. Please read full item description and size for each piece. Although images are presented as accurately as possible, the finish and colour of items may appear slightly different in person compared to digital display. More information about each artwork is available upon request. Please contact the artist, she is happy to help.
Artist Copyright Katie Whyte