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Painting mixed media flowers on yupo paper for the Anonymous Art Show

I did paint a series of three watercolor and mixed media flowers on yupo paper for the anonymous Art show. They are painted on Yupo paper mounted on board. Here are some pictures of the steps I took.

 

The Anonymous Art Show is a yearly event organized by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. Here are the rules:

  • All works in that exhibition have to be painted on an 8 x 8 inches panel or canvas,
  • They are all priced at 100 dollars
  • They are signed at the back so you don’t know who painted the Artwork when you buy it.

 

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I selected only four colors for the backgrounds so they don’t end up with too many colors and a tye-dye look.

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I end up with three abstract backgrounds. Yupo paper is working great for this technique as the paint dries with lots of textures on that paper.

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outlining shapes on yupo paper for negative painting techniques

Next step is finding shapes in the abstract background. On Yupo paper I like to use graphite.

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Then I am blocking in the negative space with white acrylic.

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I am painting a layer of acrylic on some areas to introduce more color variety.

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Next step is adding patterns on the painting with pen and fluid Acrylics.

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The finished paintings:

mixed media on yupo paper mounted on board

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The three paintings sold at the show but you can browse more mixed media flower paintings here.

 

 

 

Painting mixed media flowers on yupo paper for the Anonymous Art Show
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