Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Art Day Painting

Today is the first time we have had art day for several weeks. Sydney has been in the hospital with her recuurent heart problems, but today she felt well enough to have us over. I decided to give the Yupo watercolor paper another shot. I've been thinking about it off and on, and it occurred to me to treat it like a monoprint. I used to love rolling up the glass with ink and then subtracting the image with Q-tips and cotton balls. So I approached this paper the same way, basically wiping out the light areas. It was really quite enjoyable and I wielded my razor blade and paper towels without guilt.

The photo I used for subject matter was taken this morning from the kayak as Toni and I paddled around Deep Cove. What a great life I have..........
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Anonymous said...

It seems this Yupo paper is like hot pressed paper. I used hot pressed in the past, it is very had to control the back runs. It is very tricky, but sometimes it can yield a good result. I think you did a good job with this one.

Emma said...

Thanks. It IS like hot press in many ways, but much more slippery. It looks and feels like glossy photo paper. It's quite an adventure and certainly helps you keep that "painterly" can't do otherwise.