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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.

Red and Green V

Red and Green V 4.4 x 5.9 $300

Red and Green IV

Red and Green IV 4.4 x 5.9 $300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red and Green III

Red and Green III 4.4 x 5.9

Red and Green II

Red and Green II 4.4 x 5.9 $300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And last, but not least …

Red and Green I

Red and Green I 6 x 4.5 $300

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.

 

 

Posted by ruthhurd on October 26, 2015

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