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by Gail Hought

I paint in a traditional watercolor style of layering the transparent paint. I choose the most transparent watercolors and layer thin coats over previously dry layers to get the colors I want. All parts of the paintings have many layers. Light colors will usually have at least 4 layers and black which is made by layering blues, purples, greens and reds, will have as many as 15 layers of thin paint. The layering gives the transparent watercolor a translucent quality. You actually see through the layers. If the paint is applied thick and just in one or a few layers it becomes opaque & dull. I paint on high quality 300#, 100% rag (cloth) watercolor paper. Most of the paintings are from my own photos and others are from customers.

If you are interested in one of the paintings that I have painted, or commission work, please give me a call. Gail Hought



Portrait of
"Expensive Hobby"
at age 23.

16" x 20"



16" x 26"

 "Cold Stream in a Bucket"

Robin Hood
AERC 2011
Hall of Fame Horse


"Zayante" with Jackie Bumgardner and Nancy Elliot.

 "Tevis Vets"


"Chestnut Stud"

 Ron Waltenspiel & Dr. Jamie Kerr with SSebastiani

at Robie Park, 1999 Tevis.

 "Miles Traveled"

 "Good Buddies"

Prints of this paintings.
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Farm Series

 "Mom's Watching"

Prints of this paintings.
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Farm Series

 "English Saddle & Wool Cooler"

22" x 28"



Prints of this paintings.
See the
Farm Series

 Email - hought@hought.com

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