This is what happens when you let go of your need to keep that box of gouache paints you bought nearly a year ago pristine and unopened and let your toddler play with them simply because he wants to.
Gouache rocks! Depending on how much water you use, it takes on a texture like acrylics or watercolour.
The top one is Jake's painting. I love that it looks like a bird-breathing dragon. The bottom one is mine. Both were happy accidents, just playing with the paint with no end result in mind. I used to think I didn't like painting, because I was so focussed on not being able to do it well. Sod that! I enjoy it so much when Jake and I are just playing. Long may that continue.