Ralph Crawford 

Watercolor & Gouache...


Watercolors are pictures painted with watercolor paint. Watercolor paints are made with a water-soluble binder and thinned with water rather than oil.  Watercolors have a transparent color.  The art of painting with watercolors produces paler colors by diluting with water, rather than by adding white.  If white is added, the paint is considered a Gouache.  Gouache is a type of paint designed to be used in an opaque method. It also refers to paintings that use this opaque method. The name derives from the Italian guazzo.