View Full Version : Abstract Gems Found in YUPO

11-30-2004, 11:15 AM
Hi All!

I normally post in the watercolor forum, but decided that you folks might be interested in this post as well. Don't know how to "cross-post" so this was posted separately in both places. For those who do not know what YUPO is, it is a synthetic "paper" (plastic really) used primarily in the manufacture of signs and banners but it has been adopted by a number of watercolor artists as well. It does not absorb watercolor paint and washes are very different with YUPO, but very interesting effects that can be achieved. Anyone interested in learning more about YUPO can search in the forums using the name "yupo" in the search engine above.

Nicholas Simmons (nes7827) pointed out in my YUPO Demo - Wentworth Quiet Village (see here http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=232918) that there are small gems to be found in the detailed marks and washes that are created when using watercolor on YUPO and that these could be paintings in their own right. Since Nick has a really good eye for a painting, I went looking for "abstracts ala Nicholas Simmons" in some of my paintings. Guess, what? He was right!! Here are some examples of snippets of my YUPO paintings. Now, the question is: Shall we play "find the painting"?

Note to those using dial-up modems, there are 16 images in this thread averaging less than 20K per image.



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Nov-2004/46784-NSYUPO_1_72.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Nov-2004/46784-nsyupo_37_72.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Nov-2004/46784-nsyupo_61_72.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Nov-2004/46784-nsyupo_62_72.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Nov-2004/46784-nsyupo_76_72.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Nov-2004/46784-nsyupo_8_72.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Nov-2004/46784-nsyupo_4_72.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Nov-2004/46784-nsyupo_11_72.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Nov-2004/46784-nsyupo_17_72.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Nov-2004/46784-nsyupo_22_72.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Nov-2004/46784-nsyupo_3_72.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Nov-2004/46784-texture_detail_72.jpg


11-30-2004, 04:19 PM
These are great! Yupo sounds very interesting. Might want to try it with acrylics...


11-30-2004, 05:26 PM
Might want to try it with acrylics...


Yes, I just might indeed, those are righteously :cool:

11-30-2004, 05:58 PM
Very nice. Yupo is a fascinating support that has yet to be explored fullyl. A few years ago when it was new and they were promoting it, you could send for a portfolio of free blank samples. I still have some. I don't know if they're still giving samples away, but it'd be worth a try to those of you interested. Just do a google on "yupo" and lots of links will come up.

11-30-2004, 08:45 PM
What an exciting discovery. Glad you excavated them. Plan on having them mounted? ;)