At the Academy in Ghent we were supposed to draw. Luckily drawing could be anything. I used also a lot of gouache paint. It’s opaque and has great reflective qualities. This particular painting was special because it took exactly one touch of a brush. I was trying to paint a pink textile object (a kind of tassel). As always choosing a object was just a way to start painting. Prepared to spend some time painting, I was surpised that after the first brush stroke Ifelt nothing else had to be added. It was perfect like this. Moreover it really was a quite acurate representation of the object.