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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Orange Flower II

Orange Flower II,  7x7" Watercolor/acrylic on Yupo
©2012, Helen Read 
This painting is matted in white and ready to frame in a 12x12" frame
(Please add $12.00 shipping in US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax) 

The reference picture for this is the same one as the orange flower directly below this one, but my techniques and especially the paper on which it is painted were different.  Yupo is a synthetic paper - which is extremely smooth.  It is thick, however.  Because of its smoothness, and the fact that it does not absorb the paint, the effect is entirely different.  
This one has a very painterly feel, and in the way the paint pools and rests while it dries, it leans a bit toward abstraction.  All in all, I like the effect! 


CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh boy! This is really stunning, Helen! I love it. I can see the difference the paper makes between this piece and the one below. I have used a paper similar to Yupo that was given to me by Nancy Goldman and I liked some of what it did and didn't like some of what it did. LOL But isn't that always the way? Not to mention that I'm a tad limited by my abilities. You've shown this paper to its finest!

Helen Read said...

Thank you so much! I have to say, I'm still learning and experimenting with Yupo and acrylic and/or watercolor. But, I see the potential for so many cool effects. There are many possibilities! :)

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