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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Day 18: 30 Paintings in 30 Days - "Obama"

I decided to work on YUPO paper again today and since all the news is about the inauguration, Obama became my subject for the day.
I started by covering the paper with areas of indigo, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, and sepia and after allowing it to dry, I start my painting by drawing directly on the YUPO with a damp paintbrush, lifting out my drawing with the paintbrush.. I probably should have drawn with a pencil first, because there are "problems" with the structure of his face.
After laying out the drawing with the brush, I then laid in areas of color with a lot of wet paint and allowed it to blend and run.  I achieved the effect I wanted, but am unhappy with the drawing.  This painting is 7" x 12" and is painted entirely on YUPO paper with transparent watercolor. Now I will spray it with a fixative to keep it from smearing if it gets wet accidently.


Vicki Greene said...

Very skillful handling of yupo. You are so versatile.

Barb Sailor said...

Thank you so much, Vicki! Versatile? How about jack of all trades, master of none? :-0

Jessica said...

This is great! :)

CrimsonLeaves said...

Love the beautiful effects you got on the Yupo.