I found that switchng mediums is the best way for me to learn new things and find new ways to express myself later in those mediums. Solving problems in watercolor, helps while painting in gouache, pastel studies bring new ideas for oil painting etc.
So there is another gouache still life study. The purpose was to mix less colors to get more vibrant ones, to get the contrast right, reserve whites and do not use any masking fluids. Also to create a semi realistic painting including a glass object.
This time everything went smooth and fast, I drew the sketch pretty quick using the water soluble pencil. Then just had to decide which colors to use and do not mix too much to avoid the muddy look. I have to say that I don'r really like these simple colors, because they do not reflect that idea I had in mind, yet I like it as a 100% well done study.
Also the one thing I have always problems with in paintings (watercolors mostly)- contrast - is pretty well balanced as you can see in the black and white image.
This painting already found it's new owner, although it wasn't commisioned, and it's hanging on a wall, so the job is done!