TITLE: Wave breaking on shingle on Yupo paper
SIZE OF IMAGE: 300mm x 200mm
SIZE AND COLOUR OF MOUNT: 400mm x 300mm white
PRICE: £95.00 plus P & P
ARTIST'S OBSERVATIONS: Another painting of the wave on shingle, but this time it is a completely different "beast". Yupo paper has very different characteristics to ordinary watercolour paper as the paint does not sink into the fabric, but sits on top. It does me good to use this paper from time to time as it is much more difficult to manage, and the paint tends to go where it wants - not my style at all! I also like to put the paint on quite wet, so it runs and mixes with other colours. It takes much longer to dry, and it has to dry flat because, if not, it runs and pools in ways an artist might not want.- experience has shown this to be true, to my frustration. Once dry, however, if the results are not as envisaged, you can use a wet brush and the paint will come off again - really quite unusual! I enjoyed painting this and loved the way the paint has dried, often with hard edges and you can see where I have added clean water in places. I think the Yupo has made the shingle more interesting.
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