At the close of my studio day I had a break from working on my book and a large commission. I had been kindly given a sample of Yupo paper and as it sat on my desk I couldn't resist playing with it.
I am a purist when it comes to watercolour. I disregard any product that doesn't have watercolour on it and prefer I refer to acrylics as mixed media. Not watercolour. And I always paint on watercolour paper.
But for fun today I made a chaage to my way of working and played with watercolour on Yupo.
I must admit it really was a great feeling watching colours flow, interact and merge.
Wonderful patterns created on Yupo using watercolour pigment and water.
I applied salt to see what happens. And you can add washing up liquid to your water to increase the effects. Plus if you use a hairdryer you can encourage spectacular patterns.
I feel as though I have created the early signs of a field of autumnal grasses and seedheads. Maybe with the weather turning cooler in the last month of Summer my imagination has been influenced!
I like this experiment and will try again.
As I haven't finished yet. I intend to have more fun tomorrow!
Field of Gold
If you wish to try an experiment too you can buy the product I used from Jacksons Art Supplies via this link. The product I used is called LanaVanguard.