As you may have noticed I'm currently exploring painting with gouache, and having a great time. In fact I'd like to drop everything else and just paint......okay maybe just a bit everyday at this point, because I just love the vivid matte color one can easily achieve with gouache. And yes indeed, that is why pattern designers have always used gouache for creating patterns......it is quite wonderful really. As you can see I had the idea to paint some bright geometric pyramids to make some whimsical Passover decorations, and here are the results thus far.
As a family friendly craft, those who are able could paint the pyramids and cut them out, and then give them to the younger set to decorate with black markers or any variety of art materials. So fill your walls with colorful pyramids and there will be no mistake about it, Passover is in three short weeks!
I decided to paint with white gouache over my pyramids, though the fine kind of pattern I was hoping to achieve is very difficult with a brush, so one can use a white gel pen as well. No white gel pens in my neck of the woods, so I just bought a few correction fluid pens and will see how that goes! Stay tuned for more creativity squeezed into little bits of time here and there, and hoping to inspire you to do the same!