Monday, July 21, 2008


Also called body color, is watercolor which is opaque. This opacity is achieved by the addition of white paint or pigment (such as Chinese white). Gouache was used in manuscript illumination and early watercolors (for example by Albrecht Durer). It was also employed by miniature painters in the 17th and 18th centuries. Many of the watercolors of Paul Sandby (1731-1809), generally credited as the founder of the English watercolor school, were in gouache. (Michael Clarke)

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