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A Note to My Gouache Friends

June 7, 2018

I know that gouache is the main reason most of you come to this blog.  The statistics show me that. This isn’t an apology because every day I’m doing what I love to do. But it is a recognition of what most of you expect.  I’m very close to finishing the work on The Book Of Sherwin.  I do anticipate starting some preliminary work on another picture book, but I won’t feel the need to push everything else to the back burner.  I started the work on Sherwin a couple of years ago, and it has taken so many different turns that work simply stopped at times. It has languished off and on over that time and I finally felt the need to meet the commitment I made to myself to do this book.  It’s almost there.

sherwin at the y

Doing these illustrations has truly been a labor of love, but once it’s finished and ready for publication, I want to get back to doing some work in gouache.  Of course I will still move back and forth among all my interests because that’s just simply what I do, but I’ve gone too long without moving some gouache around.

I have some thoughts as to what I want to work on, but ‘ll start small because I’ve got to get my touch back.  I’ll get there.

Bear with me.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 7, 2018 8:29 pm

    Ralph, do what you need. I’m here because of your gouache mastery, but also acknowledge the need to experiment, take chances, explore.
    It’s vital! Keep on keeping on, I’ll be here when you get back.

  2. June 7, 2018 8:44 pm

    I like the storybook art…

  3. June 8, 2018 4:30 am

    Your illustrations are delightful Ralph, I always look forward to seeing your work.

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