Saturday, September 26, 2009
Yes, its another apple...
On my continuing exploration of apples, I dug around in my stash of supports and found a piece of translucent yupo. My next apple was going to be on a traditional watercolour support, but I thought I'd try the yupo and go really loose, as only yupo can do.
It was a bit of a struggle and some of the colours overmixed and became a bit muddy in places, but the general idea is there.
I'm of two minds with yupo. Part of me enjoys the experimentation aspect of it and how loose it makes you think and paint. Another part craves the detail and smooth blending that traditional watercolour paper would allow if worked dryer. I think that I will get another couple of pieces of yupo in my next order just for times when I want this strong impressionistic feel to a piece.
Any suggestions for the next apple in terms of support or medium?