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Watercolor Painting on Yupo!

Hi friends! Today I will share tips and tricks for using Watercolor paint on Yupo paper. Yupo is a synthetic (plastic) paper that accepts many types of art media. 295 more words



Today was much cooler and fresher, I love the white blossom. Everything at the moment is just bursting into life, the trees and shrubs are all fresh and limey. 178 more words


Blue Notes at SMINK

In just a week I’ll be at the reception for my show at SMINK in Dallas.  Jennifer Smink asked me to make something really big for the exhibition, and here it is – Water Chart – about 53 x 64.”  It was a great challenge to work on this scale, especially because the supports (foam core and mat boards) had to be specially ordered and everything took longer than I expected.   74 more words

Current Work

Attempt at yupo paper, alcohol ink and watercolour

My pack of yupo paper arrived yesterday, so excited I pulled a sheet out in the evening to experiment with Indian ink and ammonia, having seen some exciting you tube videos. 86 more words


lady pole

I’ve been listening to Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell while I’ve been painting recently. Susanna Clarke is absurdly brilliant. I’ve done one painting of Strange stepping through onto the King’s Roads for the first time, but I’d love to do some more. 28 more words


alcohol inks review

Guest Blog Post by Design Team Member Pat Mathes

Comments in Italics by Deb

My final journey with the Design Team is working with alcohol inks.  2,120 more words

Blue Twig Studio

Do You YUPO?

Hi friends! Tonight we are going to explore stamping on a plastic paper called YUPO. I was first introduced to this paper 14 years ago and I used it for watercolor but it is really fun to stamp on too! 125 more words