Lena Rivo uses color, value and composition to explore mood and emotion in her paintings and enjoys painting a variety of subjects including landscape, still life and figures, both in the studio and outdoor on location. She works directly from life to capture the qualities and nuances of natural light and color harmony.
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I painted this cyclamen in my studio from life. I had to work really fast in order to capture the fast moving light and the warmth of this scene. My love gouache is always the right medium for this kind of tasks!
I like to be at home, in my studio, my comfortable zone, but when the weather is nice I always have to force myself to go to paint to a location. Because I know I need to. Because I know no photo can capture the spirit of summer, the summer that won't last long. I also know that gouache will never let me down and I will definitely be able to take a piece of the summer with me in my watercolor pad.
What is your color palette? How do you store your gouache? How do you keep your gouache moist? What kind of brushes do you use?
These are some of the questions I get asked almost every day. So to make it easier to share this information with those of you who are interested in gouache I decided to combine all my answers to the questions I get on a regular basis in one place. I have created a 20 page PDF in which I am covering all my painting equipment in detail. You can get the PDF by the link below. I hope you find the information helpful.