Canna Lily I

                               Gouache on gessoed Arches 300 lb.
                               watercolor paper. I love the way you
                               can use gouache either opaquely or
                               transparently. This medium is so ver-
                               satile it's amazing.


Flower of Love and Hope (for Jane and Jean-Louis)

                           Gouache and gouging on paper                                                       5" x 4.5"

                                      I would ask everyone I know to pray for my friends Jean-Louis and Jane.

                                     Thank you.


Imaginary Fjord - (for Laila and Knut)

Gouache on Hotpress Watercolor Paper   7" x 5"

Last summer we went to Key West for a week, and met a great
Norwegian family who were staying in the same hotel. It was a
magical situation where you felt as though you've known each
other for years. We had a blast! --  I've never been to Norway, and
happen to be part Scandivaian myself (Danish grandfather). I would
love to go there someday. I guess in the meantime I'll have to
content myself with painting imaginary pictures of the place.


Egret on the Edge of the Woods

                                                                 Gouache on paper, 3" x 4"

                                                                 This is obviously a tiny painting. The
                                                                 interesting thing is that, because most of
                                                                 my gouaches are done in notebooks, most
                                                                 of them are small. This doesn't bother me,
                                                                 as I've always been attracted to small art.


Night Clouds and Moon

                                    Gouache on Paper, 5" x 4"

                                    Although I usually use a combination of
                                    washes and opaque passages in my gouache
                                    paintings, here I used it quite thickly - almost
                                    like oil paint. That is the wonderful thing
                                    about this medium: its versatility. If you've
                                    never tried it, you really should. It's easy to
                                    use, and a delight to work with.


A Billowing Cloud

                           Gouache on Watercolor Canvas, 4" x 4"
                           This is my first post in a very long time. I haven't stopped
                           doing artwork. I just stopped posting it. But I am hoping to
                           start posting fairly often again - I just need to manage my
                           time more efficiently.
                           ******* As long as I have your attention........

I will be teaching a workshop in Gouache Painting and Color in Durfort, France, from
June 3rd through June 10th. Durfort is in southern France, in the Midi-Pyrenees Region, about 30 miles southeast of Toulouse and twenty miles from Carcasonne.
For a week you would be a guest in an 18th C. house in a medieval town, surrounded by national forest. We would have a private chef, a 24-hour open studio, and field trips every afternoon. If you are interested in learning more about this, please visit the following website: http://gwengibson.com/workshops. It has all of the particulars about the trip. I am currently looking for six students, as the other spaces are already filled.
If you find that you have an interest, you can contact me @ ptreacy49@gmail.com.