Yupo, is marketed as a “Synthetic Paper,” but it is more like a sheet of plastic than conventional watercolor paper. Because paint can be lifted from the surface, working with Yupo reverses the normal process for a watercolor artist. In traditional water color, the most striking “color” is white - the white of the paper. When working on paper, the artist must preserve white by either masking out an area with tape and/or masking fluid or by painting around the area to be left white. With Yupo, the paint does not sink into the paper; so it is easy to “lift” the pigment off and return to an almost white surface. This makes it possible to have a lot of fun by creating very complex visual textures followed by lifting out the subject. matter.
This workshop will be a technique oriented session. I will demonstrate a process, and participants will then try their hand at it. We will work with traditional and non traditional washes, followed by creating all sorts of visual textures using stamps and anything else we can come up with. Then we will explore lifting out subject matter.
For more on Yupo and the work of Judith Hand click here.
This course is part of the Central New York Watercolor Society Signature Series. For more information on the Central New York Watercolor Society click here.
$120/$95 View or CNYWS Member (price includes lunch but does not include materials, see materials list below).
Space is limited, preregistration is required no later than Monday August 15, 2016.