6/5/08

YUPO & VARENNA, ITALY

Here's a painting done from the same photo reference as the last post, but the surface I painted on was slick plastic called YUPO instead of cotton paper. The textures that can be created on YUPO are unending.

I loved the textures on the walls and steps in Italy. They were yummy, and I've often said I could've crawled inside them. Next summer, if you want to paint there, Janet and Steve Rogers will be teaching a watercolor workshop in Varenna. Their website is on the sidebar here on my blog. Janet will be here at my studio teaching again in April, 2009. Carol Carter will be here this August, and life is full of ART!

This fall I'll post some more paintings done on location in Varenna, Venice, and near Lake Maggiorie, all in gorgeous northern Italy.

"CHURCH SPIRE IN VARENNA" Transparent Watercolor on YUPO 13 x 20"

6 comments:

Suzanne said...

Wow! What a great comparison between the cotton paper and Yupo. You really work magic on the plastic. The Yupo image is so much richer!

Northern Italy is fabulous and the workshops sound tempting....

Have you been to the Adriatic coast? It's dotted with marvelous old cities with beach resorts worth touring if you can. I've spent time in Vasto which was simply magical. Even just riding the train down the coast is phenomenally scenic.

Dawn said...

excellent Sandy, this one is even better!

Nick said...

That's one of the most/best- controlled pieces I've seen on yupo. You're redefining what's possible on that stuff Sandy, I'm so impressed! The only thing I question in this is the large square of yellow - not the brightness, but the amount of area it occupies and the delineation. The watercolor of this scene is tremendous also, I'd have an awful time picking between the two. One of these days I'll be making a decision like that, but at least either way, I'll end up with a Maudlin. :)

Sandy said...

So beautiful!! I love the Yupo paintings so much.

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Larry said...

This is amazing that it is on YUPO! I have not seen anything on YUPO done this way. Great! Wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

Brent Perkins said...

You put me into the painting. What more can be said