Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Casey on Yupo
A couple artist friends and I got together yesterday to play with YUPO, the synthetic (plastic) watercolor paper alternative. The paint doesn't react the way you expect which is frustrating and exciting. I am working on a portrait of my niece, Casey, on traditional cold-press paper but decided to try it on YUPO, just for fun. At first I couldn't get the paint to "stick" where I put it. For some reason it wouldn't "stay" on her nose! Very strange. I must have gotten a little oil from my hands on the YUPO and it was causing a sort of resist. Well, here is my final (maybe) project. I might need to add some more darks after I look at it for a while. Unfortunately I couldn't get it to photograph very well, the background is actually white.