Friday, June 05, 2009

Spring Flowers; Peonies




I've been trying to paint the peonies that I saw this week. They were the single petal type and remind me of poppies. The first ones I painted are tight and hard edged, which was OK but I long for a looser style. Nothing gets me painting loose like Yupo, so I threw some paint on some Yupo and think the first results are quite fun. I may play around with it some more and if I do, I'll be posting any additions that I make.

3 comments:

  1. Both of these are good. I love to do peonies too, and they're difficult, I'm wanting to try that Yupo so much and don't know where to find it? Michaels, online? keep on paintin'

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  2. Like the peonies on Yupo. I like the loose watercolor style - that's why I am glad to have discovered Yupo. Did you use quite a thick mixture of watercolor paint for this one? Thanks for the tip of using rubbing alcohol for cleaning and reusing Yupo.
    Jean

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  3. Yupo is a wonderful surface to paint on. So glad I found your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine. Blessings!

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.