Thursday, May 22, 2008

I spent the night with Yupo last night...

You know...I should have known something was up when Yupo arrived. He was different...heavyweight...slick...and synthetic. I was immediately put off...and forgot about him. He just wasn't right for me. But, throughout the days...he kept calling me. He told me we'd have a really good time...that I needed some adventure in my life. I told him that I just wasn't ready. But, last night, I gave in. We got off to a bad start. His slick nature...just rubbed me the wrong way. Half way through the evening...I tossed him aside and was convinced I'd just get a good night's sleep. A couple of hours later...there he was...begging me to give him a second chance. He told me he'd take me to new heights. And I gave in to his slick, superficial ways. He took some time to get used to...but I soon realized that he was right. He took me places I've never been before...all with careless abandon and unexpected surprises along the way. It was quite an adventure and I'm finding myself yearning for more...

Yupo - Imported from Japan, Yupo is an all new synthetic paper that has a velvety smooth surface that takes pen and ink, pencil and marker. As a watercolor paper it has the special advantage of being non-absorbent so colors sit on top of its surface. This feature makes the color much more brilliant than with standard watercolor papers and allows you to completely wipe off unwanted sections of your painting. might want to make a date with Yupo and take a ride on the wild side.


PS. Yes, the painting above is on Yupo paper. It's a huge 20" x 26" and on eBay now. It's called, "Still Waiting".Pin It


  1. It's so interesting to learn about new art materials. Still waiting is very nice. That non absorbant surface makes a neat texture. I may have to give Yupo a try.
    I'm so sorry to hear about your flowers. I hope you can get some new ones and they will stay put.

  2. Very cool! The background is gorgeous! I'm sure you are as happy as I am that DAVID COOK WON!!!! I was actually really shocked; I though for sure the other David was going to win. Shows how much I know!-Shonna

  3. i have missed you so much...looks like it is all coming together for you...perhaps i will stop up someday soon...if i can climb that high...hugs, r

  4. Hi Wyanne...

    I am visiting for the first time...I was intrigued with the beeswax process of finishing a piece. I am an artist also, although my work has been focused in fiber for many years now. I teach a lot...but I really want to get back to painting.
    Your work is wonderful...I love the freedom of movement. I too love crayons!

    I am going to add you to my blog. Thanks so much for your inspiration to start again.


  5. I think you need to make a painting of that angel planting your flowers. My husband was an angel and helped me plant flowers in my yard all day today. We are both so sore from the work we can hardly move. I think I'll do a picture of angels planting flowers. I'm so happy someone blessed you with new flowers.

  6. Gorgeous! One day I hope to buy one of your pieces. :) I am a fan. ;)

  7. Good gracious! I was about to go get in a cold shower LOL! Glad you and he worked it out...nice piece of art as always! I finally went to the framer yesterday with two pieces...can't wait :)


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