1/18/08

YUPO A LITTLE FISHY

I'm posting older paintings right now including some of the first YUPO paintings I tried. Anything with bright colors seemed a natural for YUPO, and the fish theme worked very well.
I used rubbing alcohol to 'draw in' the white coral, resulting in blobbery edges that I liked. Very thin layers of filaments from halloween webbing created the thin dark lines, and I removed it after the paint dried. Paint on a tissue made some good foliage texture, too.





Top Painting - "FISHY FISHY" Transparent Watercolor on YUPO 17 x 16" SOLD

Painting to Left - "PRETTY WOMAN" Transparent Watercolor on YUPO 16 x 15" SOLD

6 comments:

Suzanne said...

I'm really enjoying the posts of older paintings. Are you a rep for Yupo? You should be!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Hi Suzanne,
Being a rep would be a job. NO WAY! Thanks for the kind compliment, tho.

Dawn said...

Hi Sandy,

I think you take yupo to new heights. excellent colors and textures! thanks for adding me to your blog roll, took me a while to find it though, you are so sweet!

Tracy Wandling said...

These are especially delicious! Amazing color and texture. Blobbery...is that a technical YUPO term? I like it!

Suzanne said...

I meant representing Yupo as an artist, not on the sales circuit. I know you already have a more than full time job as a painter!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Thank you Dawn and Tracy, for your comments. 'Blobbery' must be added to our artistic dictionary. Suzanne, there's actually something like a Wally Award for the best use of YUPO each year. Their art rep gave me my first little piece of YUPO in 1997. I painted on it, then watched it warp and melt as I dried it with a heat gun. Oops. I was kidding about a job - none of the art I do, except commissions, ever seems like a job, even teaching.