I can't really express how frustrating this project was to complete. I thought that gouache paint and I were getting along, you know, we had a bit of a rocky time at the beginning - which was, I might add, all gouache's fault for being so streaky and lame - but yes, we were making it happen.
And then. This project.
At first, it was a horror show. Globs of paint sticking everywhere, clumping up my brushes so that I couldn't have followed a straight line if my life depended on it. The mixing, oh! the mixing! Having to work so fast before it dried, then working too quickly and not mixing correctly (revenge of the streaks!). I can't even begin to talk about the colour in the centre. It's just too painful.
Gouache and I... well, we're taking a break.