Alice in Wonderland
by Elizabeth Haywood
This painting was created over several weeks. I created the piece with gouache on cardboard. The cardboard canvas is sealed with gesso and silver acrylic paint before the many layers of gouache are meticulously applied. Each layer of gouache is sealed with spray fixative and a layer of gloss medium so that each translucent gouache layer is set into place before the next layer is added. This technique gives the finished piece the appearance of depth full of rich texture and complex color combinations.