How to Keep Gouache From Drying Out

Keep gouache moist

If you’re new to gouache you might be experiencing one of the most common hurdles: how to keep gouache from drying out. In this video I’ll share my three favorite ways to keep gouache wet while painting.

It can be tricky at first to keep gouache paint from drying out while you are painting, but I’ll share my tips (yes, what I actually do while I paint!) and you can use these methods to keep your gouache moist.
It takes some practice to get used to how quickly gouache dries, so don’t feel bad. I myself had to overcome this hurdle, and I did it by trying various methods until I found something that fit my workflow. I hope one of these works for you!

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