Friday, April 18, 2008

Yupo Petroglyphs II

Here is the second in my Yupo Petroglyphs series. I just love working with all this texture. A friend at the Art Club yesterday gave me a strip of what is called Sequin Waste. It is what is left when the machines punch out sequins and is like a round mesh. It works for both negative lifting as well as positive stamping on the Yupo, neat stuff. Thanks, Betty!

I don't know what I would do without my generous friends since I painted this in this size (12x22) to fit into a frame (19x28) given to me by another friend, who had a number of large metal frames given to him that he couldn't use so he shared them with several of us who were very pleased to get them. Thanks now go to Woody! The frame is a coppery metal, which should look great with these colors.

My goal for this one was to make the Kokopelli's and other figures sort of hidden among the texture so you have to look for them to see them. This Yupo is great fun to work with and makes for a nice change once in awhile from my more controlled efforts to create something realistic.


Sandy Maudlin said...

I like the sense of 'being there' in this one. Lots of action/energy. It's exciting.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...


Thanks for stopping by and for your encouraging comments. These petroglyphs seem to paint themselves the way they want to be because, goodness knows, I don't start out knowing where I am going or how to get there. I just start using my trademark petroglyph colors (q burnt orange, ultramarine blue and q violet) and it just starts happening the way it is supposed to be. And, on Yupo, you have to allow for the spontaneity always.

Thanks again, Susan

RHCarpenter said...

I thought that texture looked like lace. The colors are rich and interesting and I like that the glyphs are a bit hidden. Isn't it great to get free stuff from art friends :)