Gouache is very comparable to both acrylic paint and watercolour paint but is its own entity. Gouache paint is opaque but becomes translucent when water is added. It is similar to watercolour because it can be re-wet and the paint can become infused with its paper support. While gouache paint is similar to water colour paint, it is different in that it’s more pigmented, is heavier, and provides more of a texture when painting.
Gouache dries to a matte finish similar to watercolour paint, but it dries to an opaque painting in a superficial layer style such as acrylic or oil paints.
The opacity of gouache comes from the white pigment or chalk that is added along with the coloured pigment and binder in order to make it less transparent.
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Highly pigmented impasto gouache 12 x 12ml tubes in assorted colours :
- Titanium White
- Crimson Red Lake
- Lemon Yellow
- Cadmium Yellow
- Yellow Ochre
- Cerulean Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
- Prussian Blue
- Burnt Sienna
- Lamp Black