It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Time flies when you are having fun...

Work and art and blogging seem to be almost impossible for me lately.
They last time I posted it was early fall.  Now the Holiday Season is fast approaching!
I have no idea where the time went.

But I continue to play with acrylic paint on yupo paper whenever I have free time.
The painting above is a background of acrylic paint on yupo with a plastic bag 
smushed around to create  texture.  The "ball" is acrylic paint on yupo.

On this one I did an acrylic background on yupo.  When it was dry I covered it with a 
thick watercolor wash.  I sketched the scene on the dry watercolor in white and then lifted
the watercolor off with a stiff brush and water and a toilet paper square to soak up the watercolor.
For some this seems tedious but for me it is very relaxing.  The dark frame is a separate sheet of
paper that I have done the thick watercolor wash again only a shade darker.

This is a spider web background with circle stencils , etc.

And these are backgrounds with a variety of texture awaiting inspiration.
Happy PPF to everyone and please know that even if I am not posting,
I am "lurking" and enjoying everyone's art.


  1. Beautiful work, love all the effects you have achieved! Valerie

  2. Your art is absolutely beautiful! I love them all! The tree is very favorite is the one with all the gorgeous little circles...full of energy, power and magic!

  3. Okay, now I am going to have to get out my yupo paper and have some fun! Very inspirational.

  4. Love the pieces, especially that very last one. I need to investigate what yupo is. I have heard of it but never seen any.

  5. really marvelous projects!! I have never worked on yupo-those colors and swirls are FAB!

  6. Divine colors!!! Love the first one the best, but really do like your styles!!

  7. beautiful pieces showcasing your style!

  8. amazing and beautiful textures. Fantastic and inspiring work. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Such beautiful work! Love the sparkly bits!!

    Hugs Giggles

  10. I have to admit that I had no idea what yupo paper is, so I did a quick research. It sounds so interesting, and I love that it is not made from trees but a synthetic paper. Your artwork is beautiful!

  11. I have no idea what yupo is. But these textures are superb!


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