8x7in watercolor on Yupo paper NFS
I have been trying to figure out how to do '
the pansies on this slick Yupo paper.
For those of you who do not know what it is like,
visualize a thin sheet of smooth,
white, flexible plastic.
The stuff is great for abstract and
non-representational art because
the paint floats on the surface.
The mingling of colors happens beautifully.
Flat areas are quite doable and
neat edges are formed where a puddle ends,
but try to do a more impressionistic style
of layering and it looks pretty messy
right off the bat because
the darn paint lifts off when you don't want it to.
that is also exactly the beauty of using it
...to be able to lift the paint cleanly off
to get back to the white.
Here I slightly stained everywhere but
the main white pansy first and lifted off
smaller white areas - trying make sure
competed with the focal pansy.
Anyone with any hints out there?