After nearly three weeks of getting acclimated to my new city, I have finally starting painting. I have a disposable palette, a range of colors in gouache and many soft brushes. The gouache is a welcome change of pace for me. For a while, I had been hooked on finessing the surface of my paintings to an impossible sheen; I was seriously buying Golden’s Polymer Gloss Medium in bulk! The flat brilliance of the gouache is delightfully strange to me. I am using Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache and a Finnish brand that is sold at my school. I am hoping that I can find a scanner at my school to have better images of my finished works for a future post.