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Monday, September 1, 2014

Flowers, "Passion Flower" from my garden, Lynn Cohen

I tried something new today. It's called Yupo paper. New to me. Something I heard other artists in SBS talking about so I got some when I saw it in a shop on our last road trip.  It's very slick and shiny. It says it's for watercolor. It's 100% Polypropylene.  It took pen well too. It almost has a childs finger paint quality to it. I think it will take some time to adjust to moving the paint around with the brush, but it was fun and interesting to see the different results making, I think, for an interesting painting.

This is a Passion Flower done from a photo I took of it in my garden, something I grew many years ago now. It no longer returns although it did for a number of years. It's such an interesting flower with its 3 dimensional look and characteristics.

I am so impressed and happy to see so many flower drawing/paintings posted here already this morning the first day of our new theme! I must say we did a bang up job on Selfies & Others as well.


  1. Lovely painting Lynn. I've heard of Yupo as well, never used it though, but from your description (and your painting) I can see it works well.

  2. Oh! I brought a pack of Yupo a couple of weeks ago and still haven't tried it out!! Love your Passion flower.

  3. I have used yupo a few times, but it isn't easy to paint on. The paint moves a bit too much. You can use stamps and all sorts of things for texture on it...and the best thing is that if you don't like it you can wipe it off. Great job on the passion flower!

  4. Lucky you when you have had such a glorious flower in your garden! Your painting is so beautiful, perhaps the paper suites well just to this flower! Great work.

  5. Lovely Lynn. I have heard of it, but never used it but just remembered that someone gave me a very small painting of a rooster on yupo years ago . It's really pretty cool. She kept the paintings simple she did on the paper.


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