Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Yupo Roses

 Yupo Roses - top photo taken at 2:00 a.m.

 Yupo Roses - photo taken outside this a.m.
7" x 9"
Watercolor on Yupo

Finally finished this tonight.  Again, this will sit for a day or so to see if there any changes I feel need to be made.  Now I have to find out if this needs to be sealed or if it can just be matted and framed. 


debwardart said...

And, since I used to do framing, I can tell you that - yes - it should be sealed. You can use Krylon spray - I prefer the matte finish (purchase at K-Mart, Home Depot, etc.) I usually would do 3-4 layers (vertical, let dry, horizontal, let dry, etc. to make sure I had covered it all). You might want to use some extra tape to hold the paper in the mat, and be sure to never, ever put it too close to a heat source - it will buckle and be ruined. Also, even though it's sprayed with fixative, if it gets any condensation build up it can re-wet the paint, so just be a little more cautious where you hang it than you might be with normal w/c paper.

Deb Léger said...

Beautiful Ann! You did a great job on it. You should feel proud that you did such a fine job on Yupo, which is so difficult.

Ann Buckner said...

Thank you, Deb (Ward) for your comments and the tips on spraying. Apparently I didn't have the yupo taped down enough as it has buckled. Will try to flatten it and see what happens.

Hi Deb L., thank you. The photo taken outside looks darker than the painting actually is. I have decided I don't know what I'm doing with a camera lol.

Celeste Bergin said...

I've never tried Yupo..sounds like too much've done a fine job of the Roses.

RH Carpenter said...

You got a beautiful depth in this, Ann. Definitely spray seal it to protect it for years to come :)

Ann Buckner said...

Thank you Celeste. Yupo has it moments but I can see why it grows on one.

Thank you Rhonda. :)