Monday, October 24, 2011


I got some "Yupo" paper and experimented with it. It's very smooth, and watercolor can "sit" on top of the surface, almost the way it looks on a paper palette. The experience was very frustrating for me so far...
I think the watercolors were too thin and light.
So I did a really loose sketch of a maltese, and threw on darker, richer colors. This is when I realized that unless your hands are superclean, oils will leave areas that the paint won't adhere to.

So without any pencil, I loaded up some brushes with green and brown and did this. Ah, I think I see how it should work now.

Next I'll experiment with printing a drawing onto it from my Epson. Then make sure I don't use any lotion on my hands before painting!

1 comment:

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Love the Maltese...maybe Zuzu will be a fictional heroine someday!

Xmas ornaments are a very sweet idea.