Gouache paintings are created with a watercolor paint that is manufactured as opaque rather than transparent. Gouache consequently has more functional latitude than pure watercolor, and has more in common with acrylic or oil paints in some ways.
In Paquette’s signature format for gouache paintings, these works are all remarkably small, usually no more than three to five inches in any direction.
The story behind these small works – as well as the history of gouache paint itself – is told in the essay by curator and art historian Sally E. Mansfield in the book, Thomas Paquette | Gouaches. You can buy it on Amazon or Eyeful Press.