On this piece of Yupo, I blotted the colors with another piece of Yupo. This pulled at the paint, and left the shapes that reminded me of coral.
I painted the blue areas into the painting with a brush. Many artists are very good at painting realistic scenes on Yupo. I don't count myself as one of them.
There are many fine abstract painters in watermedia. They use textural pigments to liven up their brilliant designs. I am always amazed at their creativity, and hope that some of you out there, will upload your images and techniques to show the world what else can be done in this versatile medium.
This abstract floral started from a photo and three-value study. Then I fractured the design with pathways of color blown through a straw and assigned unrealistic colors to each resulting shape. A step-by-step lesson for this painting appears on my website -- Artzone.webs.com
It's my other side of watercolor works! I used to be a realistic painter and sometimes I will try to express my ideas and thoughts though this kind of abstract painting. I start to use masking fluid to build up some background texture which I am going to leave them white. After that I used wet on wet to mix up different colors and black lines with emotion feelings. I finalize my work while it was still wet with stronger color and bolder lines.... And it took me one hour to finish this painting last night.
There are many ways to create shapes on Yupo, and these were done by first laying down the red and black colors on the surface, then rolling up another sheet of Yupo, and just pulling and rolling it across the page.
I wouldn't say that this is a good painting. These are just the happenings when you play around with it.
I painted this several years ago. It is done with ink and watercolor. I drew the shapes in ink and colored them in with watercolor. I love the vibrancy of transparent watercolor on white paper. No other medium can touch it.
This is another technique used on Yupo. I wanted to see how salt and alcohol would affect the paint.
While the colors were wet, I sprinkled salt on the surface, and squirted some rubbing alcohol on it also. The effect was dramatic...moreso than on normal watercolor paper. The the colors remain brilliant, and the edges are quite distinct.
This reminds me of galaxies of stars, and also of creatures under the sea.
I am a believer and I love blue so one day I created this abstract which sold to a couple who were starting out on thier 2nd marriage. I really thougt of a tiny mustard seed planted in the ground that grows into such a big tree so from something so small i believe it is the smallest seed to become something big. so I used ( thats why I don't have any) my finger nails to pull the colour blue out from the seed exploding. I think abstract paintings especially watercolur ones like this one take a lot more planning than realistic paintings and working out the eight priciples of design.
This is mainly gouache, a bit thick, and framed under glass. Went to the southwest area, specifically the Navajo Reservation. Came home and painted what came from that experience. I used only 3 colors.
THIS ABSTRACT WAS PAINTED WITH TRANSPARENT WATECOLOURS AND TURQUOISE AND THIS IS WHY I NEVER HAVE LONG BEAUTIFUL NAILS WHILE THE PAINT WAS WET I DRAGGED MY NAILS THROUGH TTHE WET PAINT TO CREATE MOVEMENT. TABLE SALT WAS ALSO DROPPED INTO VERY WET PAINT TO CREATE RUNBACKS AND A SMALL AMOUNT OF INK WAS USED.