Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Autumn Woods on Yupo
Originally uploaded by BYarborough
I REALLY tried to do this Yupo using Kevin Davidson's technique. . . just couldn't "get it!" I attended Kevin's workshop at the Pasadena Art Expo and absolutely LOVE his work on Yupo, and will continue to experiment with his methods. Kevin works on an easel and he doesn't layer like George James or Taylor Ikin do. Kevin lays in the background as a wash - which really runs right down the slick surface of the Yupo. After that dries, he washes off the areas where the subjects/objects are to be painted and paints them in. One area at a time is painted and allowed to dry before the next area is painted. After three attempts, I finally gave in and incorporated a little bit of George James (the sponge roller technique) and am somewhat happy with this. I did keep the "drippy" background and did clear off the area where the lighter yellow and gold trees are, but found that I couldn't get the leaves to look right without a roll from the sponge. The stream on this doesn't read right, but I'm finished with working on it. One of the really cool attributes of Yupo is it can be washed off -- which I did NUMEROUS times and in various areas - LOL!


Teri C said...

Good to 'see' you Brenda and know that you are still in love with Yupo :) This looks just wonderful!! You go girl!

freebird said...

I Love the trees (with a capital L even) but you are right about the stream. I thought it was a path actually and thought it made a very nice picture. Sometimes combining different styles is just what works for us so don't think you "cheated" by incorporating different methods. Whatever gets you your picture is right even if you are trying to learn a certain style.

The Victorious place said...

Love the yellows and oranges in this. It makes me feel good to look at it seeing that fall is my favorite time of the year with all the yellows and oranges.

Sherry said...

Wow, I think you're doing a great job with the Yupo. I just bought my first piece of the stuff and haven't had the nerve to try yet.