New Stoneground Paint Co. Gouache
Stoneground Gouache is a water-based media that dries to an opaque, matte finish. You can apply colours in layers, allowing you to refine and define your painting as you work. Because it is water-based, you can dilute gouache with water and used it wet-on-wet in the same manner as watercolour. Conversely, the chalk content in gouache means that it won’t bloom or flow like watercolour paint. You can lighten gouache by adding white, and layer it from dark to light due to its opaque nature. These colours are easily mixed with one another and can be used interchangeably with Stoneground watercolour paint.
Stoneground Paint Co. creates its handmade gouache by combining the world’s finest pigments, as well as premium French chalk, with a binder made from water, gum arabic, and honey. These paints are available in convenient half pans, making them perfect for plein air painting and travel. Stoneground Gouache is also available in a selection of sets, or create your own set using an empty metal tin found here.
Stoneground defines modern colours as those developed and discovered after 1704, which was when the accidental discovery of Prussian Blue occurred. The colours Stoneground classifies as such, contain organic and inorganic pigments and are typically characterized by their intense and bright appearance.
Traditional Gouache colours have been used by artists for hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of years. These are primarily inorganic pigments such as iron oxides, green earths, as well as the popular umber and sienna pigments of the Renaissance. In some instances, they include the modern equivalent of a traditional pigment. For example, Titanium White, which replaces toxic Lead White in artist’s materials.
*images courtesy of Stoneground Paint Co.