… speaking of Yupo (well, I was but you probably weren’t) – I’m not one who gets a buzz out of pouring alcohol based inks, letting them do their thing without the artist’s intervention. It does seem to me, however, that Yupo is particularly suited to water based media (watercolour, acrylic, ink) and also to oil paint. With watercolour especially, the surface is fragile and benefits from a spray of fixative or, better still, from a frame and a sheet of glass spaced away from the artwork. Oils, applied thinly, glow from the whiteness of the Yupo below, and acrylics can show similar light. . Having extolled such virtues, here is a little work that does little to demonstrate them … . “Rocky Shore” – acrylic and watercolour on Yupo Paper – more or less A5.
I played Parsifal in its entirety yesterday morning. A Wagner morning – Now, that is hard work. In the afternoon in my humble studio I chilled to Grateful Dead. I dedicate this Little bright psychedelic abstract To the late great Jerry Garcia … I call it “Ripple”.
Thin layers of transparent acrylic paint on Yupo Paper allow the white to shine through, giving a kind of special, almost illuminated effect. “Ripple” – acrylic on Yupo 10x15cm