Thursday, September 26, 2013

Painting on Yupo

Henny Penny 2 
Watercolor on Yupo

I enjoyed painting the first chicken so much I decided to do a second one on a piece of Yupo that was in the latest issue of Watercolor magazine. With it was an invitation to post your painting on their facebook page. I did that and also posted it on my facebook page which is Jan Werdin Art. Since the watercolor lays on top of the paper instead of soaking into it one has to exercise extreme patience so that all your colors don't run into each other. The advantage is that the colors remain true and bright. If you allow each color to dry, at least on the edges, you can get the paint to cooperate. It's a fun surface to paint and play on, if you don't like what you've painted you can put it in the sink and wash the whole thing off. I recommend that you give it a try if you have never used it. It has a whole range of possibilities. 

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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.