My fascination with gouache stems from the reviews and wikipedia articles that I’ve read: it’s like watercolor and acrylic, they said.
I played with it several times before, but always with other mediums like a white accent on a watercolor painting, or with acrylic as I painted those matryoshkas.
When I did try to paint using pure gouache, it was pure love. It does dissolve like watercolor (only more opaque) and you can blend it and layer it like acrylic.
I took this photo of a bottle because I liked the shape and the tiny glass bubbles near the tip:
Here’s what it looked like when I finished painting it. Those tiny glass bubbles were a real challenge!