8/20/10

YUPO AND FLUID ACRYLIC WATERCOLORS

The batik-look in this painting is the result of painting over bits and pieces of masking tape which have been torn or cut then pressed over the existing paint to preserve those areas. It's on the slick YUPO surface that's been accurately described as 'like painting on glass.' A new product that seems to be identical to it is now manufactured in France, called Lana Vanguard, and is available for sale now in Europe. This was painted with fluid acrylics on the YUPO. In a couple of hours, my plane leaves for Dallas, Texas, where I'll be teaching a five day workshop. Our focus will be to explore the exciting possibilities of painting experimentally on YUPO, and I know that we will have a lot of fun. Check back later for posts about what's happening at the Artists' Showplace workshop.

"CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?" Fluid Acrylic on YUPO 40 x 26"

11 comments:

Sadami said...

Dear Sandy,
Sooooo beautiful!!
Cheers, Sadami

Ruth said...

Hi Sandy from another watercolorist from Vancouver Island BC, Canada.

I really enjoyed seeing your work - I haven't had such great success with yupo but it was fun trying!

Vicki Greene said...

Have a great trip/workshop. The painting is terrific!

meera said...

Beautiful painting! and the workshop sounds exciting!

Cynnie said...

Fabulous colors and the white light at the end of the tunnel....
Cynthia Schelzig

AK said...

The effects of the old wall are mind blowing. Just amazing.

Christiane Kingsley said...

This is a wonderful painting, Sandy...and it only took you a couple of hours! Amazing!

Susan Roux said...

Your technique is rich in color and so beautiful to look at. So happy I found you.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

I got hold of some Vanguard from Jacksons suppliers of London and find it almost the same as YUPO - possibly a little thinner. I have now created two surfers so far for my trio for the Sherringham Reflections show in October with acrylic ink which I prefer to watercolour on this slick surface. Look how much you have influenced me in this technique and every time I see a new piece of yours, I am spurred on to greater heights.

Gail said...

Hey Sandy
Thanks for the inspiration, I was checking out your post and the lightbulb in my head just went on on how I can incorporate this technique in my student's work.
Thanks so much for sharing!!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Thanks, everyone, for your comments. Note - the painting took lots of hours - probably over 50. It's worth the effort for the fabulous color surprises when it's done.