Gouache in 4 Easy Steps: A Beginner's Guide to Creating Beautiful Paintings in No Time

Gouache in 4 Easy Steps: A Beginner's Guide to Creating Beautiful Paintings in No Time

by Anna Koliadych


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Anna Koliadych, founder of the blog DearAnnArt and author of 15-minute Watercolor Masterpieces, has built a community around making painting fun and approachable for beginners. This book continues in that tradition by helping you develop a solid foundation for this increasingly popular art form and teaches you how to make beautiful and frame-worthy compositions in only 4 steps or less. Let yourself be guided step by step through 50 beginner-friendly projects inspired by elegant flowers, mouthwatering desserts and striking landscapes. compositions include "Starry Night Sky," "Branch of Magnolia," "Fancy Pink Flamingo," "Fairy Tale Palm Tree" and "Pink Glazed Doughnut." Try your hand at these gorgeous works of art, and you'll be impressed by how quickly you improve with every relaxing session. With Gouache in 4 Easy Steps, challenging yourself has never felt less complicated-and more rewarding.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645672333
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 03/23/2021
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 348,321
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Anna Koliadych, founder of DearAnnArt, is an illustrator and painter who offers workshops and courses for beginners. She is also the author of 15-Minute Watercolor Masterpieces and currently lives in Estonia.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Gouache Techniques, Tips & Exercises 7

What Is Gouache? 7

Consistency of Gouache Paint 7

Color Contrast with Gouache 8

Color Mixing 9

Brush Strokes 10

Gouache Techniques 11

Landscapes Inspired by Nature 15

Starry Night Sky 16

Dreamy Sunset 20

Mountain Landscape 23

Enchanting Forest 26

Dramatic Seascape 29

Stunning Flowers 33

Bellflower 34

Anemone 36

Pansy 39

Lily 42

Lawn Daisy 45

Peony 48

Branch of Magnolia 51

Leaves and Plants 55

Vivid Monstera 56

Potted Ficus 59

Fall Leaf 62

Colorful Cactus 65

Fairy Tale Palm Tree 68

Tropical Caladium 71

Cute Patterns 75

Wildflowers 76

Autumn Vibes 80

Festive Christmas Pattern 83

Adorable Blooming Pattern 86

Colorful Leaves 89

Adorable Birds 93

Fancy Pink Flamingo 94

Cute Robin 97

Elegant Swan 100

Striking Blackbird 104

Charming Parakeet 107

Beautiful butterflies, Bumblebees and More 111

Pink Monarch Butterfly 112

Garden Snail 115

Elegant Dragonfly 118

Cute Bumblebee 121

One Gorgeous Beetle 124

Mysterious Moth 127

Delicious Desserts 131

Macaron Cookie 132

Colorful Popsicle 135

Pink Glazed Doughnut 138

Cheesecake with Berry Topping 141

Fresh and Delicious Bagel 144

Mini Cream Cake 147

Yummy Fruits and Veggies 151

Avocado 152

Slice of Watermelon 155

Ripe Autumn Apple 158

Adorable Raspberry 161

Juicy Orange 164

Glossy Bell Pepper 167

Super Cute Sundries 171

Chinese-Style Mug 172

Vintage Telephone 175

Classic Paintbrush 178

Glass Vase with Blooms 181

Supplies 184

Gouache Paints 184

Gouache Brushes 185

Paper for Gouache 185

Additional Materials 186

Tips & Advice 187

Gouache Tricks 187

Inspiration 187

Gouache Sketchbook Practice 188

Acknowledgments 189

About the Author 189

Index 190

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