Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Playing on Yupo


Transparent watercolor on Yupo paper 13x18 cm

Another attempt at watercolor on Yupo feels more like play than painting.  It is very fun, but hard for me to take very seriously. Very similar to fingerpainting from kindergarden, but you don't have to get your fingers dirty. You just keep sliding the colors around with your brush until you are satisfied - or give up. 
One more creative way to attempt to make challenges feel relevant.

18 comments:

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This is a beautiful work great colors.
Yupo is Yoffi......
Shalom from California.

L.Holm said...

Wonderful work as always! You paint everything with inspiration and love of life. Brava!

Carol Horzempa said...

Wonderful feeling and colors in your rendition of SF Victorian! I love your blog, your work shows a lot of feeling and skill especially in figure drawing and portraits.

Ramana KV said...

Nice take on the perspective and the colors.. :)

adebanji said...

Great feel to this I like the watery mixture and inter-movement of the different parts!

Pls what is Yupo?

Nartizt said...

Carol, I can't believe the control you have with Yupo! I love this! Again, I tried really hard to do a painting on Yupo - all weekend - and it ended up in the trash... Sure would love your suggestions on making it work?

Carol Feldman said...

Thank you for all the wonderful encouragement! I think, though, that pretty much everyone in the group had a good result with this subject. There are only so many ways you can paint a close-up of a house.

Irit...always happy to have your warm regards and sweet comments!

L. ...it's funny you should say that. Sometimes I don't feel so inspired and in love with life, but by the time I finish drawing and painting - I do.

Carol, thank you for coming by to visit. I like you blog, too. You know, years ago, I lived in Wisconsin. Portage and ... Briggsville, believe it or not.

Ramana, thank you!

Hi again, Adebanji! Yupo is a synthetic paper, non-porous, and feels and looks like plastic. The watercolor just sits on top of it, and for the most part, can be washed off.

Nartizt, this is my second attempt at Yupo. It is very difficult to control...which I guess is why kind of tight-A people like me like it. It forces us to not fuss over things.

theresamillerwatercolors said...

Beautiful! I love the way you interpret the photos and the watery watercolors. Beautiful work!

Edward Burton said...

WOW, Carol, I LOVE your take on the challenge! The exaggerated perspective, the wonderful colors and the very cool texture of the watercolor. Great job!

vanya'sArt said...

I love this piece-the great colors,the losenes of the brush work ,the mood.Great job.

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Carol, Such a a great job with the
Yupo. Colors are great and the view that you took is also.

Enjoy seeing your figure painting as well.

Hillary Miller said...

I always look forward to seeing what you do with the "challenge" because you always take your own unique perspective - and this is no exception - I do love the perspective. I think you'll enjoy the yupo DVD, but you sure seem to understand it well already!

Sandy Maudlin said...

What a refeshing YUPO paintng. I love the Yupo of orange fruit, too, but my favorite painting on your blog so far is called "FRIENDS." So striking and complete.

Erika Nelson said...

Bravo for painting this intricate challenge on Yupo! It's excellent! That reminds me that I've been neglecting my yupo papers in a while!

CONRAD said...

To look straight on to a painting and feel like you are looking up, WOW! That’s great. Good job

dominique eichi said...

Such a nice watery feel that Yupo gives. Great rendition on the DSFDF challenge. Love your portrait of Z too.

Lori Andrews said...

Wow Carol, This is fabulous, and to think it's on Yupo, the most diffficult board to handle! Gret job, all of the artists did fine job on this one, and Ihave to say, this is my favorite!

Sandy said...

Wow, beautiful work.