i did this little painting/sketch while reading the gorgeously written novel white oleander. the author janet fitch poetically creates vivid, seductive imagery with her words. i was practically teeming with inspiration and had to release it:
the medium i used is gouache (rhymes with squash), a paint that is somewhere between watercolor and acrylic. and i am diggin it. this type of paint is awesome for many reasons: rich in color yet amazing for thin washes, you don't need much pigment, its water soluble and super transportable - basically perfect for a nomadic artist like myself.
e.cobb: when the layers come off, 12x8 gouache & charcoal on paper.