Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sunflowers on Yupo Paper

Watercolor on Yupo - 11x17

Last month in my ongoing weekly classes we played around with painting watercolor on yupo. Yupo is a plastic paper with a very slick surface so the paint sits on the surface allowing for bright colors and a fun, painterly effect.
One of the techniques that we tried was first drawing on the yupo paper with an oil pastel and then painting in bold areas of color. While the watercolor was still wet, we put plastic wrap on top to create overall texture.
When we removed the plastic wrap it was time to paint some darks around the sunflowers and on the leaves for further definition. Such a fun method of painting and the results are unlike anything you would get on regular watercolor paper.

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