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Gouache is one of the most versatile painting mediums going. It’s good for indoor work and especially good for outdoor work. Great colour retention and dries quickly. The really cool part about this paint is that it’s like oil paint and watercolour all in one.

James Gurney is a master of gouache. Check out his website. His blog is full of great surprises, tips and lessons.


M. Graham gouache is made in the time-honoured tradition of binding pigment with pure honey and gum arabic, just as it was for Dürer and Boucher. Providing superior coverage and a creamy application, M.Graham fine art gouache delivers lightfast colour designed for your permanent artwork.


With no added chalk or white, you’re in control of creating the opacity you want—whether a soft, pearlescent glow or colours that pop with lively radiance.


Graham's fine art gouache is pure colour—crafted with high-performance, lightfast pigments, each with its own natural opacity. We don’t add chalk or adulterants that would degrade the appearance of the colour when dry. By mixing white when, where, and how you want it, you’re in control of achieving the colours you imagine. The base of Northwest blackberry honey protects the colour’s brilliance and offers direct, smooth application.


Crafted with the same lightfast pigments found in all of our colours and pure blackberry honey, this fine art gouache was created for the artist seeking both permanence and ease of use. Free from chalk and opacifying adulterants (leaving that choice to the artist), each colour is entirely dependent upon the nature of the pigment for its colour and opacity. A reflective matte finish provides a vehicle to be used alone or in mixed media combination with watercolour to create permanent works of art. There is no principal difference between gouache and watercolour pigments, but the former need not be ground as finely and requires no wetting agents when made into paints. The lean gouache colour will only crack or peel when too many thick layers are superimposed or when it is applied as impasto. The colour should be layered in thin applications.


Superior to brands designed for temporary work, M. Graham Gouache is crafted with the same high quality, lightfast pigments used in our Oil, Acrylic and Watercolors. Exceptional tinting strength, working properties and extremely opaque, matte finish provides the fine artist with a permanent piece of art. High pigment loads of brilliant colour allows brighter, more exciting works of design. Colour selection combines traditional painting colours and popular colours preferred by graphic artists, illustrators or in colour mixing theory. Made with natural, Northwest Honey and gum arabic, for improved flow, added moistness and resistance to cracking.


Gouache colours are designed to be applied opaquely, however, the nature of each pigment will create variations of opacity.

Violets / Blues (M.graham Gouache)

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