Pamela Kay Gouache: A Personal View (Atelier Series) Paperback – 25 May 2000
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This series provides a look over the shoulder of the artist as she reveals gouache's particular qualities, from its richness of colour to its malleability, and highlights the importance of draughtsmanship to successful work.
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Kay's paintings are mind-blowing, her still-lifes and garden scenes are delicate and gorgeous, a feast for the eye, a real joy to look at.
It must be stressed though that this is no "how-to-do-it" book as there's no demonstration of any kind on how to use the gouache technique. In fact, After clearly pointing out similarities and differences between gouache and watercolor, mrs. Kay simply tells the reader "how I (she) do it".
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As such, it is more akin to coffee-table books that display paintings by the artist. She does provide somewhat more detail into the painting and drawing process than a coffee-table art book but not as much as I'd wished. Also, after awhile, I yearned for more variety in the paintings as the book was page after page of bowls of fruit and flowers in vases. There were a few paintings of landscapes and some sketches of people but they were too few. This is not a bad book. It can be quite enjoyable for someone who is a fan of Ms. Kay's paintings. Just understand it is more about Ms. Kay and a display of her paintings and musings than tips or techniques for painting in gouache yourself.