Friday, December 4, 2009

YUPO....MOVE OVER!


At Critique on Thursday, my friend, Karen Wong, told me she had painted on photo paper and it turned out very interesting. Well, that certainly got my attention. Today I had a few moments to try it myself. WOW! I love it!! I used my Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks by taking a wet brush and picking up color, then applying it to the paper. One could use any watercolor paint. I messed around with several techniques I learned for YUPO and then let it dry. I added the lines at the end with a dip pen dipped into full strength Dr Martin's Hydrus liquid watercolor.

If you give it a try, send me your images and I will make a slide show. Haven't done that for awhile and I miss seeing what everyone is coming up with.

Now I'm off to find larger pieces of photo paper!

11 comments:

Kathy said...

Very cool effect, Myrna! Expressive and unusual. Neat experiment.

Sandy Maudlin said...

yummy!

jane.w.ferguson@gmail.com said...

Love it.Got to give this a go.

Billie Crain said...

Well, hot dawg! This is great news, Myrna.:) I recently discovered our local $1 store sells photo paper so I'm going to give this a go. I love what you did!

RHCarpenter said...

Were your ears burning today? Because I was talking about you and your creative spirit to my drawing teacher :) You are amazing and so challenging and experimental and dynamic and...well, that's enough or you'll get a head too big to paint :) Have a great weekend.

Dan Kent said...

This I can handle. I resolve to try some photo paper some day because I really like how this came out!

Joyfulartist said...

Just when I was trying to figure out Tyvek you have jumped on to something else. I don't think I'll be able to keep up with you but it sure is fun trying.

meera said...

Does your friend Karen Wong know what she has unleashed :) Looking forward to the results!

Ginny Stiles said...

Talk a little more about this "photo" paper.
Do you mean I can go to Walmart or Office Depot and just buy the kind of photo paper that I would put into my inkjet printer and paint on it in a Yupo-like manner? There are matt photo papers and gloss photo papers. Help.

Katana Barnett said...

I just remembered my spoiled photo paper in the garage!!

Check at the photo department of your local art school- I know we have lots of photo paper that is no longer usable to develop photos on- so I bet you could take it off their hands easily.

Myrna said...

Katana, every different photo paper has a different coating on it. Some of them work well, some cause the coating to become gummy and nasty and some have a waterproof type surface that won't take watercolor. If you can get larger format paper for free, great...try it and see what happens. Most high end paper is packaged 20 or more sheets in a sealed package. Too pricey to try unless you are sure it will work.

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