Gouache: A paint and technique going back to the 14th century

Gouache: A paint and technique going back to the 14th century

Provincetown Yellow Cottage 6×8 gouache on 9x12 watercolor paper ©2014 Chris Gillis Cape Cod, MA Over the past two years I've been painting with Gouache here and there and have been really enjoying using the medium. The technique goes back as early as the 14th century in Europe. I first was turned on to it by checking out alot of Charles Sovek's work. I've got a small car gouache kit to use in the winter inside my car that treats me well. It's also very easy just grab your Gouache kit and be…Read more …
Shellfishing Cape Cod & A Painting of Chatham Oysters

Shellfishing Cape Cod & A Painting of Chatham Oysters

Chatham Oysters 6x8 oil on panel ©2013 Chris Gillis Cape Cod, MA My wife was the first person to get me into shellfishing.  When we first met she brought over a haul of mussels that she had harvested from the bayside of Dennis, and boy was I impressed.  Not only did I think that shellfishing was just a commercial business here on the Cape, I didn't realize that as a resident you could grab a permit and go out to the mud and grab dinner.  When we lived in Brewster we bought the…Read more …
Fall Marsh at Cockle Cove

Fall Marsh at Cockle Cove

Fall Marsh at Cockle Cove 9x12 oil on canvas ©2013 Chris Gillis Cape Cod, MA [button url="http://chrisgillispaintings.com/product/fall-marsh-at-cockle-cove/" target="_blank" label="Buy Now"] I painted this over the span of a two days in the early fall as the marsh was just starting to turn that orange and tan winter color. I was really attracted to the way the water came and went in this little marsh river. If you have seen this spot than you will know that to my back is the bridge that goes across to the beach with a great view of…Read more …