I've been enjoying the pastel studies lately, but I'm frustrated with the limited range of greens available to me. I've gotten spoiled by all the lovely watercolor and oil ones. So today I got the gouache back out to try. I've been thinking about it anyway, and then my neighbor was having a magnolia tree taken down. I brought in a number of blossoms since I hated to see them going to waste. I had fun testing out the gouache over my morning tea. I used the same brown kraft paper I was using for the pastel forest studies as well. I'm still having trouble getting used to the texture of it and the color mixing, but I'm happier with these than the ones I had tried before. I just bought a couple more greens to add to my basic kit. Now I need to get back out and try this in the forest, but still life is always a good first step to keep things simple.