These gouache paintings are taking a lot longer to paint than watercolors of the same size. I guess if I keep on doing them I'll start letting go of some of the detail. I probably should just try painting faster.... use larger brushes. I'd loosen up, but wouldn't like the results.
This small piece took hours and it isn't even very detailed. I think this would have gone faster if I'd painted on a black ground instead of gray. Its our salmon troller, The F/V Apex, anchored in Mirror Harbor on West Chichikof Island.