Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Monday, February 14, 2011

YUPO PEONY 5

As my friend says, “removing the tape is like opening a Christmas present – you never know what you are going to get.” Well, I’m pretty happy with this “present”! I like the purity of the colors and am happy with the way the colors bled under the tape on the edges of the petals.
I was surprised that there was no bleed with the masking tape initially used, even though paint was added on top of it several times.

The taping technique gives a unique look to a painting, but it does take patience. Of course, doesn’t watermedia always require some patience!

I’m pleased to say that there wasn’t much problem with the tape peeling up the paint – other than a few areas where the background paint was a bit thicker. I had anticipated that problem, and was extremely careful to pull back into the peony so that I minimized the amount of paint torn away.

12 comments:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Deb this is a beautiful painting. The yellow is magical and really pops.

Fun to see your technique on this one.

bricarwaller said...

Pretty cool effects, I've never tried yupo you may have convinced me to do so:)

Christiane Kingsley said...

This is absolutely stunning. A wow painting! I love it. A super present indeed. Congratulations on creating another winner!

Ann Buckner said...

Looking great Deb. Love those edges and the color is wonder, plus those interesting shapes.

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

ah! I didn't expect the paint going under the tape, nice effect Deb!

debwardart said...

Nancy, glad you enjoyed it (even though you have become one of "those oil painters" LOL)
Carrie, still not a lover of the Yupo! But, hey, give it a try.
Christiane, Ann and Teresa - it's not quite done here, but soon!

Vicki Greene said...

I can see why you are pleased with this one. It is BEAUTIFUL!

RH Carpenter said...

I like how the paint bled under the tape - creates a nice effect (you'll have to remember what tape that was). I would like to see a few more defined areas but maybe that's just me - or maybe I know you'll continue a bit more on it (my ESP is kicking in because I'm not using my brain for anything else these days).

debwardart said...

Rhonda, still got some "fine tuning" to do (your ESP is correct!)

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Ooo...wonderful!

Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

Wow, what an incredible effect! Very pretty.

debwardart said...

Kimberly and Gretchen - thanks!