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Definition of gouache

1 : a method of painting with opaque watercolors
2a : a picture painted by gouache
b : the pigment used in gouache

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Recent Examples on the Web As Tanita's website explains, the daughter of Michael and his first wife Wanda Hutchins is a visual artist based in Los Angeles who works with mediums such as acrylic, watercolor, gouache, ink, graphic design and photography. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 15 July 2021 Words are at a minimum as, in gouache paintings, Mr. Estellon presents five colors (along with black and white) as they are expressed in nature. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 8 Apr. 2021 Tintin creator Hergé crafted the elaborate design—intended to grace the cover of his 1936 comic book The Blue Lotus—with ink, gouache and watercolors. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Jan. 2021 The Strathmore’s Visual Mixed Media journal comes with a hardy 190 gsm paper, which works well for wet and dry media including pencil, pen and ink, gouache or watercolor, and acrylics. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, 22 Oct. 2020 The reference books show how Schorn uses not only colored pencils, but other materials and media such as pastels, ink and gouache to create certain effects in his art. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, 20 Oct. 2020 In an eerie premonition, an ink and gouache drawing by François-Nicolas Chifflart shows the fire in the cathedral imagined by Victor Hugo in his novel. Elaine Sciolino, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Sep. 2020 The heads of his snow geese, swans, and ducks seem to approximate life-size, each one rendered in Sibley’s signature gouache technique, a variation of watercolor that shimmers with radiant color. Danny Heitman, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 May 2020 Her drawings are notable for their variety and fluency, both of technique and imagination, whether the medium is pencil, watercolor, ink or gouache. Steven Litt, cleveland, 19 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of gouache

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gouache

French, from Italian guazzo, literally, puddle, probably from Latin aquatio watering place, from aquari to fetch water, from aqua water — more at island

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“Gouache.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gouache. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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