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    seems I getting into many things at once

    the question is what is the best gouache paints
    I ordered Turner Acryl Gouache, from what understand it can't be fixed after it dries unlike the standard gouache

    any advice would be appreciated on this product
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    What kind of painting do you want to do? Who are your favorite artists? What do they use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffX99 View Post
    What kind of painting do you want to do? Who are your favorite artists? What do they use?
    My favorites
    Bateman, Monet

    I intend to mix this with acrylics, I have just tried pebeo , the few strokes I did , I can see that i works for me,
    I started years ago with colored pencils, then moved on to acrylics, I can say that gouache gives me greater control for details

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    cheaper than Winsor&Newton, they won't dry out in the tubes, and they just feel great.
    They do have less colour selection though I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerX View Post
    ...the question is what is the best gouache paints
    I ordered Turner Acryl Gouache, from what understand it can't be fixed after it dries unlike the standard gouache...
    There are many decent brands of gouache paint, including Turner who also makes actual gouache. The only thing "gouache" about acrylic "gouache" is that they dry to a matte finish. The matting agents in them make the surface not as strong as regular acrylics but they do dry permanent, unlike true gouache which can be rewet easily with water after it dries.

    I don't understand what you mean by "can't be fixed." Do you mean not being able to rework it after it dries? That would be correct; however, you can paint over it (glazing layers) so it depends on your point of view as to whether that's a problem.

    One problem with most commercial brands of gouache is the small tube size. If you use them in thin washes like watercolor that's not so bad, but using them on large pieces or in thick opacity will run you through a 15ml tube in no time. For some brands, like Winsor Newton, their gouache is more expensive by volume than their professional oils (mostly due to their market differences.) Turner sells their tubes in 25ml which is one of the largest available. Da Vinci is the largest size brand I've seen at 37ml, at a good price, and is a good paint. Their watercolors, by the way, handle almost the same as their gouache. Those are slightly more expensive, but you get more color options.

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