A New Surface

Lines on Blue

Brian Bailey, Lines on Blue, Watercolor on Yupo, 4″ x 4″ © 2015

My painting today is the result of experimenting with watercolor on Yupo paper. Yupo isn’t actually paper at all, but a machine-made sheet of polypropylene that artists have been experimenting with for several years now.  So far, I’m a fan of Yupo and the fact that it’s non-absorbent.  As paint dries on the surface, it moves around and settles in interesting patterns.  I like the feeling of letting go and the slight lack of control over the finished product.  Also, if you find the result unsatisfying, you can wipe it away with paper towel or smear it and make new patterns.  I will most likely be sharing more paintings on Yupo in the near future.  Please let me know what you think!


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