I am a little behind, but don’t worry I will be back. My new job is quite a ways away (an hour each way) and even tho I started a painting yesterday for Day Three, I got home too late and tired to finish it. I did try and felt I was messing it up, sooooo…. I stopped. And felt bad about not staying on task.
But I am learning quite abit about Yupo paper. I have painted on it many times, but it just doesn’t respond well to my way of painting watercolors.
I usually (when I use watercolor paper) lay down washes and then after they are dry I go in and lay down another layer of color (this is called glazing), wait for it to dry completely again, glaze some more colors until I have the painting where I want it in rich jewel tones of watercolor.
So now when I use Yupo I have to get my layers down pretty much all in one crack, wait for it to dry and then add dry-brush detail and try not to disturb the layer underneath which gets all wet and slick again if too much water is added. I hope that makes sense. I love it tho. My little bird of Day Two was easy because the bird came out pretty much like I wanted him to the first go round and then I just added his detail. Unlike my next subject, a pony in early morning frost. I am learning and hope you will stick with me on this journey.
Have a wonderful day and I’m off to my new job at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa. Amazing and fun but my brain is having bubbles at all the info I need to remember.
peace n abundance,
ps I think this is the first post I’ve ever done without some sort of art
- Starting with Watercolor (persephonemagazine.com)
- Watercolor technique for little children (mapart.me)
- How to Create an Amazing Watercolor Artwork in Photoshop (photoshoptutorials.ws)
- My life through the watercolors / Minha vida através das aquarelas (ednastradioto.com)
- Ahh yes, watercolors, we meet agein (gorillanest.wordpress.com)
- Achieving Luminosity and Texture with Watercolors from Deena S. Ball (cinnamonpink.typepad.com)
- Why do I love watercolors? (ednastradioto.com)
- Bumblebee in watercolor (yeravos.wordpress.com)
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