Saturday, November 22, 2008

Nov VSD on Yupo


Nov VSD on Yupo
Originally uploaded by BYarborough
The November Virtual Sketch Date reference photo is just beautiful, but I found it quite a challenge for painting on my beloved Yupo. I got the composition all wrong, the horizon line is dab smack in the middle and I didn't even realize it until I was finished-UGH! Using the Kevin Davidson style of laying in the background wash on an easel and letting it run (really, it's like a pour) means than you can't redo the backgroundg once it's down and dry. So while I could've washed away the horizon, I wouldn't have been able to fix the sky. So . . . it's DONE. This is more in keeping with Kevin's style and I'm convinced that this is not the style for me. As much as I love Yupo, I'm finding working on it to be more work than fun and am thinking of taking a little break from it.

7 comments:

Trish said...

i am very interested in your experience with Yupo. Do you like it? do you feel there is a learning curve with it? I am just now experimenting with watercolors and am so curious about Yupo. I really admire the work you have posted on your blog done on Yupo. I am not familiar with Kevin's work, but I like what I see of yours.

Stacy said...

I only worked on Yupo once but found it very challenging. You've made it look easy here. The background in the same colors as the tree trunk really make those yellow leaves stand out. I like how you added yellow to the trunk as well.

Jan Pope said...

Yupo has it's own charms. I like what you've done. Very nice highlights on the tree.

christine said...

Wonderful! I especially like the rich, drippy nature of the leaves. They have quite a bit of character!

Paulette said...

Hee, hee I clicked for the larger picture and ended up leaving a comment on Flickr. Nice work, I like the texture and colour of the tree.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

This reminds me of an East Indian print - lots of colors! I'm not familiar with Yupo - I'm guessing that is a watercolor paper?

Jo Castillo said...

Yupo is pretty tricky I think, nice work on this.