Gouache still life class is available on Skillshare, and you can get a 14 days free trial with this link, if you’re not already a member. The class is also available on Udemy.

In this class I want to show you how to paint a still life with gouache, and achieve a pictorial style with it.

This is the first class in a series of still life, as it’s a fabulous subject, where you can learn a lot about shapes, colors, relationships, textures, lights, shadows… Much less intimidating than portraits!

I will guide you through making your own picture with different setup, using only what you have at home, no fancy equipment needed! If you prefer, I provide the reference photo I use in class. I’m using fruits and vegetables, but you’re welcome to use any objects that speak to you!

From this photo, we will make a sketch to place the elements

Then we will work on colors, textures, lights and shadows to render the volume of the different fruits and vegetables.

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Finally we will add the background and the lights.