winsor newton gouache

Gouache is both a technique and a product. The technique, dating back to before the renaissance, refers to the use of white to achieve opacity in water based colors.

Opaque techniques were popularized by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists in their use of pastel,lithography and wood cuts.

Gouache, the product, was a result of this interest in both opaque and water based products. Designers Opaque Water Color was developed  in the 1930's.

Gouache paint applies a very flat matte painted surface as opposed to acrylics which has a shiny plastic looking finish.

Gouache do not permanently dry . If they get wet they will run again. Acrylics will permanently dry. Gouache is used mainly by students, designers and illustrators because of this flat matte finish.

    Winsor Newton Gouache

    Opaque watercolors used by designers , artists, architects, airbrush, and calligraphy. 4 ml tubes, Blacks and Whites available in 37ml tube, Gold and Silver available in 30ml tubes.

    Winsor Newton Gouache

    Holbein Acryla Gouache

    Made with a pure water-soluble acryl resin, Acryla Gouache is brilliant, lightfast and permanent, and moves, reacts, blends and feels like traditional gouache. However, unlike a traditional gouache which is made with a gum Arabic binder, it does not have a fragile paint film, is compatible with any water-soluble media and waterproof when dry.

    Holbein Acryla Gouache