Saturday, 14 February 2015

Yupo, I'm the Boss

Prima Donna
Watercolour on Yupo
28cm x 38cm
Just spent many hours on this flower on Yupo. Yes it is certainly a surface that fosters being free, loose and colourful but boy does it show you who is the boss. Just when I thought I was nearly done and a tiny tweak might help the colour would disappear before my very eyes and I was back to the slippery white surface and many more brushstrokes were needed.

18 comments:

  1. Someone from my art group has just given me a piece ....looks like it needs a bit of skill!! Love the title for this btw.

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  2. I love the title too Lorraine! And your cone flower (I think) turned out beautifully.

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  3. I've never tried Yupo and from everyone's comments about using it, I don't think I want to cause myself any angst, well at least not any more than I already have. :)
    I visited your section of cards and prints and must tell you I think your Mum and Me paintings are superb. To think of using the Mum's body as background must have been an aha moment for you. Great idea! Enjoy your day!

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  4. 'Brave' springs to mind Lorraine. Fab job done.

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  5. A lot of time you spent on this one, but worth it. I love the texture and colors you came up with. I heard about Yupo but never experienced it yet. I just might!...Thanks for sharing Lorraine. Have a good weekend,xx

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  6. Read a lot about Yupo but never tried it. Sounds difficult. You did it well!

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  7. Love it!!! It is such a fun surface to work on until you try to change something...and then it is sort of out of your control. lolI just finished a yupo painting (or I think it is finished) and will be posting it soon. I've been experimenting a little this month.

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  8. Hello Lorainne:) Welcome to the world of YUPO:) But beware: it's addictive. I find it the most beautiful surface to work on. Your painting is beautiful. A thick compliment! Hug)

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  9. I seem to have lost how to reply to each comment, maybe blogger has removed it, anyway thanks everyone for your comments and Carol for liking my Mum and me images

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  10. Ok have rechecked my settings and have the reply option back, who has time for all this technical stuff?

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  11. You did a marvelous job on this one Lorraine. doesn't even look like watercolor but like oil ! I know how difficult yupo is and I am in awe !

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    1. thanks Jane, the thicker application helps with layering for sure

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  12. Hi Lorraine, I posted my yupo painting...please come see it. It is such an unusual surface. I like how you said it lets you know who's boss. lol

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  13. Beautiful Lorraine! It sounds challenging but you pulled it off masterfully!

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  14. I love your powerful design and strong color. This has so much impact.
    I personally love the challenge of working on Yupo. Not easy for the beginner for sure, but it does excite my mind with it's possibilities.
    Thanks for the visit.

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    1. thanks Julie, I find it a lot of work but freeing at the the same time

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