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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

"After Evening Plans" Acrylic on Bristol/ 11" x17"

Watercolor Conversion to Gouache

I use very inexpensive watercolor paints ( from eBay) and dissolve in warm water over 15 minutes.

I mix the solution with polyethylene glycol-8000 and kaoline clay powder along with a polycitrate ester ( previously prepared from citric acid and dipropylene glycol ( thermal condensation in a small convection oven at 175 deg.C  . The citrate ester polymerization is stopped before the cooled polymer is no longer soluble in water.