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.

Finally we will add the background and the lights.