Learn how to create an abstract figure from a nonobjective painting using watercolor techniques on a YUPO® surface. Mark provides the advantages and disadvantages of using watercolor and gouache on YUPO®, a synthetic paper, as well as a range of techniques and materials for applying paint and texture to your surface. You’ll discover how crucial “play time” is to exploring all the possibilities for creating beautiful underpaintings, as well as how to begin designing the painting in a non-objective way first, before you turn it into a figure, taking your cues from the design of the first layers of paint.
- Discover what YUPO® is and why you would paint on it
- Explore gouache and watercolor techniques for creating abstract paintings
- 95 minutes of prime art instruction
Mark Mehaffey has had work featured in many corporate, public and private collections. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and a Signature Life member, Master Status of the Watercolor West and Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society. Mark is a winner of the M. Grumbacher Gold Medal from Allied Artists of America and he is the featured instructor in several acrylic and watercolor painting videos in the Watercolor Painting on YUPOâ series.
A split primary palette of transparent watercolors from American Journey in warm and cool tones—reds, yellows and blues
M. Graham Gouache- Titanium White and Ivory Black or any brand that doesn’t contain honey
Brushes—Nylon flats, occasional hake or rigger
Alcohol to wipe down surface