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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Keys Rooster on YUPO

This is the latest experiment on YUPO paper.  This is the same rooster I did a palette knife painting of in oil and is from a photo taken by my friend Deb Holmes in the Florida Keys.  Deb is an excellent photographer and is so kind to give me permission to paint from her pictures.  This painting is 6"x8" and is watercolor on YUPO.

10 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

I like this little guy...he has such a twinkle in his eyes! The texture in your background is fabulous.

You seem to have a lot of control on this slippery surface. Congratulations, Barb.

Cori Lynn Berg said...

That's a really good idea to do the same subject in different ways...I bet you learn a lot from it...

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh is this ever lovely!!

Sheila E. said...

Awesome! you amaze me how much control you have over Yupo, Nice!

Barb Sailor said...

Christiane...
I hadn't noticed the twinkle in his eye - now I will always notice it:) I am such a controlled painter that I have managed to even control Yupo - I am not certain that is is a good thing! Tee Hee!

Barb Sailor said...

Cori...
I didn't think about what I would learn, but yes, you are correct...I did learn a lot about the differences in interpreting different aspects of the source - the rooster! Thanks for your comment.

Barb Sailor said...

Autumn Leaves...I always seem to be able to count on you for a positive remark - I do so appreciate your encouragement!Thanks!

Barb Sailor said...

Sheila...I have found that my control over YUPO comes from laying down a textural layer first and then working over that layer, or lifting it where I want it lighter. I am sure that the successful YUPO painters would not take that approach, probably, but it works for me. Thanks for commenting.

RHCarpenter said...

Great colors and shapes in the rooster - and good control on Yupo. I would prefer seeing some greens in the bg to play off his red bits, though. As for the successful Yupo painters? Well, I think you do what works for you, whether it's on Yupo or paper or canvas :)

Barb Sailor said...

Rhonda...you are absolutely correct - it needs greens! I was wondering what it was missing and 'greens' are the answer! Thank you.
Yes, I understand what you are saying about the YUPO paper - food for thought.