Choo Choo Train in the Snow
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS. Original hand-painted artwork depicting Christmas gifts being carried by Choo Choo Train in the snow. Ca. 1970. Gouache on artist board. Image size: 6 x 10 3/4 inches. In fine condition. Matted, framed and glazed.
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Gouache is one type of watermedia, paint consisting of natural pigment, water, a binding agent (usually gum arabic or dextrin), and sometimes additional inert material. Gouache is designed to be used with opaque methods of painting. The term, derived from the Italian guazzo, also refers to paintings using this opaque method.
Gouache has a considerable history going back over 600 years. It is similar to watercolor in that it can be re-wetted, it dries to a matte finish, and the paint can become infused with its paper support. It is similar to acrylic or oil paints in that it is normally used in an opaque painting style and it can form a superficial layer. Many manufacturers of watercolor paints also produce gouache and the two can easily be used together.