More “Dogs with Attitude”

February 11, 2011

Second post in a series.

Above: Gouache painting over a pen sketch (Faber-Castel Pitt Artist's Calligraphy Pen), in a 6 x 8 inch (approx.) handmade journal—Gutenberg paper.

Another dog from the "Dogs with Attitude" series.

I had a bunch of Lukas Gouache (which I don't like; see yesterday's post) out on my palette and I still felt like painting. I've been experimenting with non-realistic colors. I am giving a gouache demo on February 17 (a members-only-women's-club so I haven't advertised it on the blog) and I find that doing paintings like this (often late at night when I haven't had a chance to paint much) helps me organize my thoughts on the topic I'm going to speak on.

I do like that green and raw sienna.

  1. Reply

    Great colors Roz!

  2. Reply

    What a fabulous dog!! I am not fond of anything Lukas….we stay away from the stuff here in Germany:)

  3. Reply

    Thank you Donna and Cynthia.

    Cynthia, I think you’re wise to stay away from Lukas. As I said in my post the other day, they have a strong odor and are very chalky. But I do like to use things up and sometimes chalky works fine.

    I have never seen any Lukas products in stores here, but several years ago I started to see them pop up in catalogs and of course the ad-copy promises so much and I am always hopeful so I purchased first some pan watercolors and then at a later day a set of their gouache. I don’t really care for either, though I’m a little torn about the pan watercolors. They rewet well. I’m just not sure about the pigments used. Since I settled on making my own pan watercolors using Daniel Smith watercolors (which rewet so fantastically well) right after I bought the Lukas watercolors I haven’t bothered to do more research into the pigments Lukas uses. And I’m not likely to.

    Interesting that they aren’t popular where you are.

    Thanks for writing in.

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