Monday, July 15, 2013

Vintage lawn chair gouache illustration

Blue Lawn Chair,  gouache paint and ink on gessoed terraskin paper,  2013
I love the chalky, milky feel of gouache paint, the matte finish when it dries and it's so easy to mix colours. It's like magic!
Can you believe I found this folding lawn chair lying in someone's garbage and it wasn't even broken or dirty. In fact, it was almost brand new. I guess the previous owner wanted new chairs for their deck and thought this little blue one form the seventies was too outdated.
It's really too bad they don't make these chairs anymore. The copies they make today are so cheap and flimsy and no where near as stylish. So sad.

















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