Dispatch from LA
MARY ANN MOSS
March 26, 2014
my daily gouache paintings. SO FAR…
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March 28, 2014 at 6:06 pm
Such good painting here. I love the way you delve into so many media and have fun with all of it. That’s the real pleasure of “playing”.
Do you have a preference for any particular medium? I’ve never worked with anything other than watercolors as it’s my own personal preference…and I do love it.
March 27, 2014 at 7:51 pm
I’m with Pati…why are you not visiting Dottie in NM? Come on down, we’ll wine and dine you with way more than yummy coffee…and the light…you’ll love the light!!
Jane Bumar says
March 27, 2014 at 2:26 pm
I agree, your paintings do have inner light, and you have developed a strong artistic style – I can tell a MAM at 30 paces! My friend Annie brought me some of that NM Pinon coffee and the dachshunds actually stealth ‘relocated’ the packet into their lair! Now of course, this scared the bejeezers out of me as dogs are allergic to caffeine, so this would have been ‘not good.’ Thankfully they didn’t get any of the grounds, they were content to just admire the pretty packaging. And slightly destroy it. Good thing I know that when a dachshund is quiet, it’s time to be very, very suspicious!
susan w says
March 27, 2014 at 11:37 am
You captured that glossy package so well!! That’s a large success
Susie LaFond says
March 27, 2014 at 6:41 am
I’ve said this before Mary Ann, you got magic in those fingers of yours. I think your sketches rock especially that coffee jar. It’s da’ bomb!!!! I love watching you play and splash around with your gauche and watercolor. Kind of the best ‘puddles’ to mess around in and your messes are turn out so pretty and divine….MMMMmmmm MMMMMmmmmmmm GOOD!
Mary Ann Moss says
March 27, 2014 at 6:31 am
gouache is like opaque watercolor. i find it more difficult to use than watercolor because its opaque, but i love the matte velvety finish. i personally like rewetting my pans of gouache and getting it to a creamy consistency with the brush. then i load my brush with paint.
the difficult part for me is creating different values. it is plenty of fun! give it a whirl and see what you think..
Janet Ghio says
March 27, 2014 at 6:16 am
I have been using gouache, but it seems so similar to watercolors to me–maybe i am using too much water with it? I love the coffee painting!
Glenda hoagland says
March 26, 2014 at 11:15 pm
I have never used guache. Is it similar to painting with watercolor. I love what you paint in your sketchbook
Michele Unger says
March 26, 2014 at 9:25 pm
Wonderful! Do you prefer gouache over watercolors? When I use gouache I feel like my paintings are flat, no depth. Yours, however, are vibrant and seem to contain inner light. How’d you manage that???
Pati Woodard says
March 26, 2014 at 8:41 pm
Come and teach a class in Albq or just visit Dottie! It is my dream to meet you! Seriously….. yes, you!
Kristi Shreenan says
March 26, 2014 at 8:10 pm
You crack me up – having paint dreams in staff meetings! I love it! Well worth the daydream too based on the above results. I can only imagine what you draw and paint in your night time dreams. Have pleasant ones.
March 26, 2014 at 6:42 pm
There are also fabulous orchids in Costa Rica! You could spend days drawing them! and SLOTHS!
March 26, 2014 at 6:41 pm
I love Piñon coffee!! Your illustrations make me want to be in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a cup and a great book. We had great coffee in Costa Rica recently. It was from Doka Coffee Plantation. The best was Peaberry! Go to Costa Rica and try some! 🙂
March 26, 2014 at 6:08 pm
I’m blown away! Love seeing your progress MAM! xo
Howdy, I'm Mary Ann Moss, the chimp at the helm of this ship. I've been blogging right here since 2007 and exploring the world & driving getaway cars since 1963.
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