Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Garden Riot [11”x11”, watercolour on yupo]

It was lovely to get back to painting yesterday.  Sharon reviewed several techniques for watercolour painting on synthetic Yupo paper

garden riot before darks This piece was painted loosely at the beginning [see above] puddling colors together in a “chaos” approach.  The jewel like colors I used suggest floral shapes.  So, after the initial washes dried I went back in with some darks to define the shapes.  The beauty [and challenge] of Yupo is that it lifts cleanly back to white.  I added a lattice in the background to give the piece some depth.  This is a fun process…. 

Garden Riot Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Cheryl -- That's the first time I've heard of Yupo. It looks like alot of fun. Those are gorgeous flowers.