Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday's Tips and Techniques for Watercolor Painting

When painting with watercolor on Yupo paper, if you need to draw your image first sketch carefully and lightly with pencil.  It's a one shot deal.  You do not want to erase the pencil lines, doing so disturbs the unique surface of the Yupo.

Be very careful handling the paper as well.  The oils from your fingerprints will cause the watercolor paint to not adhere to the surface of the Yupo paper.

No fingerprints.

No erasing pencil lines.

Yupo is a synthetic paper, watercolor paint floats on the surface creating very unique and spontaneous reactions.

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

I have not tried this paper before, but the resulting colors seem to be so vibrant!


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