Watercolor on Yupo 11" x 14"
After a long absence from my studio, the hot weather forced me down to my cool basement studio. Wanting to play, what would be a better choice than painting on Yupo? If you have ever tried it, you know what a mischievous and elusive surface it is to paint on with watercolor. It took me awhile to get back into the swing of it. I used a color wheel to choose the colors, which I usually do intuitively. The colors are Phthalo Green, for the dominate color with accent colors of French Ultramarine, Gamboge (yellow) and the focal color is Permanent Rose. I spent the afternoon lost in painting and repainting, lifting and sponging until I finally decided to quit. This morning I went down to see if I needed to start again or if the" midnight studio muse" sprinkled her magic on it. Looking at it objectively as I could, the complex axial obvious composition pleased me. There is a variety and repetition of shapes, line and texture. I decided it worked and to leave it alone. I signed and titled it "Rich Chasm". By the way, I forgot how Phthalo Green stains my fingernails. I need to remember wear gloves.