Based on an old photo from a trip to Germany about 25 years ago, I attempted to use gouache as the medium on a piece of cotton rag matte board. It took a number of coats to get the true opaque effect however I like the resulting velvety surface. I plan to try this in my sketch book.
On a recent trip to Yachats, Oregon we took a walk along the beach and discovered some interesting tide pools. I plan to enter this image in the "Nature of Oregon" show hosted by the Photo Arts Guild in November.