Sunday, November 8, 2015

Painting a Neon Sign in Gouache

"Rexall Drugstore" Gouache on watercolor paper, 7x10 inches

Downtown Florence, AZ has some cool old buildings. I visited on Friday morning and I have to say there is something to paint everywhere you look. I painted this old neon sign in gouache. Locals said the drugstore closed long ago. There used to be a soda fountain next door that burned down in the 50's. Now it's a parking lot.
I used a limited palette of Holbein gouache on a 6x9 cold press Arches watercolor block. The hanging wires were drawn in with a Prismacolor watercolor pencil. My palette was white, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, and just a touch of lemon yellow and peacock (phthalo) blue. 

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