This week’s video clip on EmptyEasel comes from watercolor painter Taylor Ikin, who is demonstrating how easy it is to modify and adjust watercolor pigment when painting on synthetic Yupo paper rather than traditional paper.
Yupo is technically made of plastic, which explains why it’s so easy to move paint around on its surface. Take a look at the video below:
In today's video clip, George James is demonstrating some of the methods he uses while painting on Yupo paper. You'll notice that because of the Yupo surface, he is able to adjust his composition on the fly, by easily wetting and blotting areas previously painted. Take a look: NOTE: You can ge. . . read more
In today's video, George James will demonstrate a few methods for minimizing that running, blending quality of Yupo watercolor paper. True, sometimes you want that watery effect, but other times you don't—take a look and see how George creates flat fields of color (as well as gradients) . . . read more
Watercolors are an amazing medium, in part because of the fluidity of the paint itself. The inherent characteristics of water (surface tension, etc) allow artists to do many things with watercolors that other mediums do not. For example, in the video below Judy Morris demonstrates how to paint. . . read more
In today's video, watercolor painter Barbara Nechis demonstrates how to paint flowers using a wet-into-wet method. As you'll see in the clip below, she starts by thoroughly (yet carefully) re-wetting her paper, to ensure that an even amount of water is spread over the entire painting. Some of . . . read more
In today’s video tutorial, collage artist Carrie Burns Brown demonstrates several ingenious techniques (which I believe she developed herself) for creating beautiful textured paper. Surprisingly, the materials required are cheap and easy to find—in fact, you may already have them on hand. . . read more
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