Tuesday, 24 March 2009

TWO SMALL YUPO PAINTINGS FOR RISING SUN

When I was at The Rising Sun the other week, there was some lovely winter sunshine coming through one of the windows overlooking the river and I decided to use the idea for a pair of small 7 x 7 ins paintings to be mounted in 2.5 ins mount and framed for my show. This is the watercolour I started, before I added the colour for the poinsettia red leaves. Then I decided to use this as a practice run, and instead create it again on YUPO , as I felt this ground would give me the light I wanted to achieve.

As you will see, I think I made the right decision for the right reasons. Still have to add the window catches, benches and flower bed outside the window, then lift little bits of paint back to white to create the myriad of white birds that arrive alongside the river throughout the winter.

I've decided to use the theme of 'red' for this pair to be hung together. For the second one I will paint the red door that leads into the bar and restaurant from the riverside eating area. Should not take me long this week as it is only 7 x 7 ins and you can be brave when working on YUPO!!> Here is a photo taken this morning. I will probably make more of the flowers in the hanging baskets and possibly go higher to get the pub sign on the wall into the painting.
Wish me luck.

8 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Love the 7 x 7 on yupo of the poinsettias!!! You don't need the luck, but I'll wish it anyway :)

Robert A Vollrath said...

Your posts always make me happy:)
All the luck you'll ever need is in the talent you hold in your heart.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

You say the loveliest things Rhonda and Robert....
but did you spot the deliberate mistake (??) . My pal Sandra pointed out the wonky sided pot!! As its on Yupo, should not be a problem to adjust.

RHCarpenter said...

Joan, no I didn't spot the wonky sided pot - I guess I just figured it was wonky sided :)
Stop by my blog and see something special for you...

Margaret Ann said...

This is so light and lovely...I really enjoy the perspective looking out of the window...warm sunlight flooding all. You are so brave to work it on yupo! I love the fluidness of the look!

I wish you joy in completing these pieces...would love to see your show in person...:)

WORD VERIFICATION: "aliking"
I think it's a sign that everyone will be "a liking" your work! LOL :)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thank you so much Rhonda. An honour to be chosen. I'll add the award to my blog sometime over the weekend and mention it in my next post - that'll have to be the one after I have just created on the red door of the pub watercolour.

Seems Margaret I have 'chickened out' as my second watercolour is not on Yupo - I got a bit concerned about its durability, but I did finish the first one. Liked the verification and you seeing it as a portent to the good!!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Your yupo paintings are so vibrant and lively that I know they'll be a huge hit at your show. Best of luck and enjoy yourself.

Milé Murtanovski said...

Joan,

I think that, not only can you be brave with Yupo, you *must* be brave with it. I feel the same exhilaration I do when painting on Yupo as I did with my first watercolours twenty years ago. Now I'm very comfortable with w/c on regular paper so it's just pure enjoyment and creative problem solving, whereas Yupo is very unpredictable and more of a two-way street where the surface dictates much of the painting's process and outcome.

Cheers!
Milé