Sunday, January 15, 2012

My weekend on the wild side with yupo

Zoe and I just finished day 2 of the 2-weekend workshop taught by Leonard Ragouzeos at the River Gallery School of Art in Brattleboro VT. Leonard is a master of very large black & white work; India ink on Yupo paper. He is a generous artist who taught us lots of his tricks. (Too bad we don't have the ten years plus experience he does with this intriguing medium or we could just do what he does! ha! looks easier than it is, as usual.) I've posted my forest piece which is about 18" x 18" on Yupo. We had fun. We got out of our comfort zone. We got creative. We got covered in ink. It was a good day. Be sure to look at what Leonard does.


Artist Minaz Jantz said...

I used Yupo paper for a multi-media painting when it first came out. It was fun to use with acrylic and chunky mediums but did find it warping, depending on the temperature of my room, so don't think I would want to use it for permanent art works. Did your instructor explain this paper's possibilities?...just curious.

Rodrica Tilley said...

Minaz, As I recall (vaguely) we used a heavywweight Yupo. It remained flat and stable through much abuse; wetting and scrubbing, scraping repeatedly. Heavyweight may have to be ordered specially. Our instructor had a large roll ordered by the school for the workshop.

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