Sahara desert - Gouache painting
Sahara desert - Gouache painting
Reeves gouache paints, Seawhite aquarell block 350 g/m², 11,00 x 14,5 cm

This gouache painting shows dunes of the Sahara desert and is inspired by our Morocco trip in January 2019. The original photo was taken with a Canon EOS 6D, EF 50mm f/1.8 1/50.

After a lot of digital work like editing photos and experimenting with a short video it was time for an offline artwork. By the way… as you can see in the picture of the painting process I was also inspired by the habit of drinking tea in Morocco. 😉

Painting process

I’m used to acrylics and watercolours but I always wanted to try gouache colours. This curiosity grew by seeing a lot of illustrations in magazines and of course on social media. Especially the paintings of beaches and dunes made me try this kind of painting. Here are two examples I found on Pinterest:

For the beginning I used a starter set from Reeves including a coulour palette of eighteen tubes (10 ml). It worked very well for me although I was a bit confused at first and constantly asked myself: Do I use acrylics or watercolours? But that’s the magic of gouache it combines these two worlds. In the end it was a lot of fun and I will definitely go on painting with gouache colours.

Here is a short video of our Morocco trip. More information like the exact place of the the dunes you’ll find in the post Places – Morocco 2019.

And of course you will find some of the pictures on my instagram account.

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