Karl Knaths, Deer on Chocorua, 1934, courtesy Museum of Fine Arts The white line technique transforms the multi-surface system of a Japanese woodcut into a method that is pure Provincetown. A soft pine block is incised with lines to denote shapes. Then, a sheet of paper is registered. Using a rubbing tool, the color transfers from block to paper, creating a unique image. More: http://laurashabott.com/small-town-living-provincetown/
Gouache, besides being hard to spell, is a pigment mixed with a binder worked with water which dries quickly and flat. A painter can layer it using hard edges or romantic swirls. It is a good medium for color studies, graphics, paintings on heavy lush paper. Color choices will dry slightly lighter and with a chalky finish. "Lucky Cat" has a depth created from the layers underneath. This painting is part of "Precious Objects," an ongoing series of 30 x 22 inch gouaches on cotton rag paper about possessions.