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Acrylic Gouache paintings

Acrylic gouache was created in the latter part of the 20th century. Like traditional acrylic it is quick-drying, but has a matte finish which I like.

A gallery of expressionist acrylic gouache paintings by British figurative artist Jenny Neill. My other galleries are at: watercolour, ink, charcoal and pencil

About acrylic gouache

Gouache is a heavy-based watercolour which, when combined with a polymer binder instead of a water-based solution, makes acrylic gouache. Gouache has been used by artists since the eighteenth century, while acrylic was developed in the latter part of the twentieth century. Acrylic became popular in the 1960’s and has been used by artists including Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Roy Lichenstein and others. The combination of acrylic and gouache has the advantage of being a quick-drying paint which can be used on any surface and is both vibrant and opaque and dries with a matte finish. This makes it ideal for figurative work where detail and texture are important. My acrylic goauche paintings are all on canvas.