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What is gouache?

“Gou-whatttt?” I hear you ask..
Gouache (pronounced “gwaaash”) is a really misunderstood painting medium. It’s very underrated in the art world and often gets labeled as…

How To Paint Leaves Tutorial

One Stroke Leaves

Learn how to paint simple leaves using one brushstroke! Painting leaves is such a great way to learn the basics of brush strokes. If I haven’t painted for a while and I’m feeling a bit tense..

Progress Not Perfect: Why Striving For Perfection Will Extinguish Your Creative Spark

Progress, Not Perfect

Have you ever been buzzing with creative energy, feeling motivated and inspired.. but when the moment to actually put pen-to-paper or brush-to-canvas arrives, you’re suddenly overwhelmed by the…

How To Use Gouache Like Watercolours | Deanna Maree Creative Studio

Using Gouache Paint Like Watercolors

Gouache is such a versatile painting medium. It can be used in bold, flat layers like acrylic paint, or it can be watered down and used just like..

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“I loved your enthusiasm, artistic talent and skill, how well paced and thoughtfully organized the course is, your low key and very pleasant attitude, your emphasis on progress not perfection, and your clear pleasure in beautiful joyous flowers and textures. I also love how comfortable you make the student by showing mistakes you make and how you fix them - such an important lesson. I loved learning in privacy and at my own pace. Further, the course is so thoughtfully paced and organized that building on skills evolved smoothly and naturally. I was surprised by my own progress!”

PamelaBloomin' Lovely Gouache Student

“It was so easy to follow. The instruction, thought and care put into each lesson was uplifting and inspirational to not only get me started in using this amazing medium but to hone my skills and easily share and inspire others also.”

AmandaBloomin' Lovely Gouache Student

“Short videos, great lighting & camerawork, clear easy lessons, step by step tutorials, great PDFs, inspiring colours, making it simple and approachable, fun rather than perfectionist approach, great colour chart lesson, and a lovely inspiring project at the end. You're a wonderful presenter and have done an awesome job! You were also so generous in giving the course for free as an introduction to your work!"”

WendyGet Started With Gouache Student

“I love painting with acrylics and watercolor. This medium has opened up so much for me in the painting world and I'm so thankful! I have discovered that I love gouache! The videos and the PDF tools were wonderful! My favorite part was the subject of color blending/mixing. I would have been lost without the supply list so an extra special thank you for that!!”

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