A statue of a Spanish dignitary seems very attentive to these two Catalonian pigeons.  This is a TAPE BATIK done on YUPO with Fluid Acrylics.  I had to paint it because it made me laugh when I saw them having their discussion with the robed figure in Barcelona.  This was one of the demos from our YUPO workshop a couple of weeks ago here in my studio, and lots of adjustments were made once the tape was removed.

"A Little Birdie Told Me"  Fluid Acrylics and Watercolor on YUPO  12 x 18"


YUPO and French Cooking!

This array of cooking utensils is put to hard work when we are at our workshop in France.  Next year we will be there in October,  painting in the studio as well as on site, but always coming back to LVC for delicious meals.  It is the best!!!
"COOK'S QUARTERS" Fluid Acrylics and watercolor on YUPO 26x40"



Spring in full bloom is perfect to paint on YUPO.  The colors are
 so vibrant since the paint never soaks into the 'paper.'
Exploring shapes and values while making texture the
 'Queen of the Show'
 is exciting on this slick surface called YUPO.
So many techniques to explore with this surface....here I have
employed my own 'TAPE BATIK' method on YUPO.
Another painting using my TAPE BATIK process.
Color and texture become even more appealing on YUPO.

Paintng on YUPO can be challenging, especially for portraits.
 But it is so forgiving and fixable, too.
Impressionism, absrtact art, realism... any subject and style can be
painted on YUPO using a variety of mediums.  My favorite is
Fluid Acrylics on YUPO with watercolor added as needed.  Hope you
 are painting on this surface that some call an ice rink for paint.  Try it!
Check out the YUPO workshops on my side bar for
more info about learning how to paint on YUPO.




A light dusting of snow on the ground looks so beautiful this time of year.  So far,  it's been a decently mild winter with a bit of a recent cold snap. 

The birds love eating at the feeders, and seeing them from my studio is a joy.  Here's one of the cardinals, painted on hot pressed Arches, 140#, with watercolor.

"Dressed in Red"   Transparent Watercolor on 140#HP Arches 10x15"  COLLECTED