Saturday, June 30, 2007

Yupo Hollyhocks

I finished the Yupo Hollyhocks that I started in Taylor Ikin's Yupo workshop at the Boone in June Festival. This is truly a different approach to my painting flowers in that with Yupo the artist isn't necessarily in control of the finished painting! The smooth surface of the Yupo makes for lots of interesting accidents and results. It's fun working with it, though!


RHCarpenter said...

Susan, well done on the yupo! I would like to see you try another with a paler bg and see what happens. Do you enjoy working on it or does it drive you crazy (you are either in one camp or the other with yupo :)
Welcome back home!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...


I probably won't try another Yupo with this hollyhocks painting in that the vibrant, dark colors were what drew me to the yYpo in the first place. I am probably not a pale background person in any form, anyway! I did enjoy working in this difficult medium and found that my old fears about it were due to my using too much water in the first place. It is neat to paint on occassionally.