Playing with Acrylic on Yupo
The painting I do at home is very different from what I create at the Art Students League. At home, I play. This week, I’m playing with acrylic on Yupo (Yupo is that plastic “paper” … like painting on a plastic dinner plate, except it’s rectangular). And I’m also playing with my new lift out tool (a cut up old credit card).
First, I decided to experiment with red and green using the paint I already have from who knows when: chromium oxide green, cobalt titanate green and cadmium red light. And I had some small pieces of Yupo (4.5 x 6), perfect for experimenting. Finally I cut up an old credit card on the diagonal a couple of times so I’d have lift out tools of varying widths.
I squeezed some paint directly onto the Yupo and then started moving it around with a flat brush. The lift out tools came in handy toward the end.
And last, but not least …
Because of the colors, they are all vaguely reminiscent of Christmas: fir trees, red ribbon, candy canes. Even though I’m not religious now, I grew up with Christmas so that’s my reference.
This is fun. Next time, I’ll have to try some different colors.