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Friday, April 23, 2010

"ELEPHANT'S LAMENT"

This is today's experiment in painting on YUPO.  I call it "Elephant's Lament" because it appears the elephant is expressing emotion.  The background texture was created by laying textured rubber shelf lining on a wet-in-wet wash (indian red, burnt sienna and yellow ochre) on the YUPO paper to create the textures.  I then layered a wet wash of turquoise on the top and tipped the paper to allow the blue paint to run down into the textured background.  I then developed the elephant and detail from the patterns revealed in the patterns.

10 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Barbara, you have to be the least stagnant artist I have ever seen. This is an exquisite piece. I keep saying it but I just have to get some Yupo!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Barb, this is my favorite of your yupo paintings so far. I like the textures, the colors, the overall impact. You really seem to have that tricky yupo surface under control. Wow! Well done indeed!

Barb Sailor said...

Autumn Leaves and Christiane ... Thanks for your positive comments - they keep me going. As I have said - I am enjoying this YUPO experience and am going to try to branch out with it a little - we will see:)
AutumnLeaves - you don't have to worry about me being stagnant - I am addicted to painting and I love trying new techniques and media!

Ginny Stiles said...

I need to get back to yupo again.
your textured approach is excellent.
I think Yupo inspires the creativity in a big way!

Barb Sailor said...

You are very correct - it does inspires creativity in a big way! How is your move coming?

Barbra Joan said...

Hi Barb, your constant willingness to try new things just amazes me. and BTW are you kidding ?? Just send me your address and I'll be happy to send you my card.

Barbra Joan said...

Bar, just email me at artheart2436@yahoo.com if you want to send your home addy.

debwardart said...

Very interesting concept - and I think some of the shapes look like gazelle legs behind him!!!

Barb Sailor said...

Barbra Joan,
I e-mailed my address to you this evening. I love to try new media -I guess that my right brain requires stimulation! :)

Barb Sailor said...

Deb,
I can see the gazelle legs now after you mentioned them. It is a little exotic, I guess, and much can be read into it! :) Thanks for commenting!