The first morning of this weekend's workshop, everyone stretched artistically as they experimented with various ways to manipulate paint on the slick YUPO paper. In the afternoon, they all watched me demo this painting on YUPO while incorporating as many of the techniques as possible.

Over the course of two days, we used not only brushes, but also foam paint rollers, squeegees, pieces of squeegees, Q-Tips, Halloween webbing, stamps, cheese cloth, watercolor pencils, Caran d'Ache crayons, inks, and charcoal to create our unique art.
This watercolor painting has Caran d'Ache crayons embellished over areas that needed to be settled down a bit. By quieting certain spots, other areas seemed even more colorful, due to the grayed down shapes beside them. The Caran d'Ache crayons are water soluble and can be rubbed and smudged even if they're dry in order to blend them into the painted shapes.
The two back packers along the top of the ridge were a happy accident. Working on YUPO is so much fun! More to come soon from our Yupo workkshop, but I'm also off to another workshop with international artist, Alvaro Castagnet, this week.
"BACKPACKERS" Transparent Watercolor and Caran d'Ache Crayons on YUPO 19 x 26"

1 comment:

Ginny Stiles said...

So interesting...the painting has a "Gerald Brommer" look don't you think (he loves having his horizons at the top! Rollers I know but squeegees? Would love a photo of that some day. I definitely HAVE to get to one of your workshops. At my workshop today someone brought up a huge box of the Caran d'Ache Crayons to show me that she'd never used. I was clueless what to tell her to do with them!!! If only I had known!!!! I may send her an email and tell her to look at this post. Can't wait to hear about Castagnet workshop.