It's been a while since I attempted to paint anything in full and an even longer while since I've used gouache. It has been since at least a past life since I attempted to use gouache in color, because it hasn't happened until now in this one. This is a theme from about 12 years ago. It matters to me again now and was also requested in duplicate so it all worked out. Color scheme is a bitch to sort out, but I think it pops at least ... and most important of all, I'm back in love with gouache.