Saturday, June 17, 2006


whole painting and detail above
Magic Redbird ~ I've been really getting into painting on synthetic yupo paper. Some really unusual effects can be achieved using this smooth, very white paper that is also waterproof. Usually I splotch on paint then smear or drip then see what develops. When I see something in the paint I develop it further using small brushes and my acrylics. I just finished this today and it's 8 1/2 X 11 inches on medium weight yupo.

9 comments:

jafabrit said...

That looks really interesting. I have heard yupo is wonderful to work with.

W. J. St. Christopher said...

This one's a doozy, Lynette! At first glance, I thought it was a bird-like effect trapped in some kind of rock formation.

Very unique!

LynClay said...

Thanks you guys! Yupo is so neat to work with and it's a whole different experience than painting on canvas. It's almost too easy because the neat looking swirling patterns are just the way it dries when you use lots of water. LOL W.J. thanks I didn't realize I had a bird in there till the paint dried then I elaborated on it.

The Epiphany Artist said...

Very Cool! At first I thought it was a dig manipulation!

LynClay said...

Thanks Terri! :) No digi this time it's acrylics on yupo paper.

Cynthia said...

I love your paintings, Lynette! They're terrific. I've seen Yupo advertised, but never tried it myself. Your work makes me want to give it a shot.

LynClay said...

Hi Cynthia! Wow thanks so very much! I am glad you like this one. Yupo is some very unique paper and it is wonderful to paint on. I've been drooling over your gorgeous ceramic works in your blog. I used to love the feel of the clay when I did it in college and I'd give anything to try it again.

Cynthia said...

Come on over...I still have about 75 lbs of clay waiting to be worked into something! Where are you, VA? Just a hop skip and a jump to Denver.

I just looked at Yupo in the DickBlick catalogue. When I have some extra cash I may give it a go.

LynClay said...

Oh Cynthia I would love to jump in that clay with ya! Thanks for the invite. yep I am all the way almost on the east coast in central Virginia. Your pieces are gorgeous. I have some I made in college and I'm gonna take some pics if I can round them up. You don't have to spend a penny to get some yupo. Go to the official yupo website (it's in Cheseapeake Virginia) and request a free sample package. It's great. the one I got came really soon and had about 12 sheets of various widths. Make sure you get the art paper instead of the print paper though.