Thursday, August 18, 2011

Watercolors on Yupo paper

"Texture Crow 1"  5x7 watercolor on yupo paper

This is my contribution to DPW's "Happy Birthday Carol!" challenge.  Some people say crows bring them fortune.  I just like the drama that I feel inside me sometimes because they're black and they remind me of Hitchcock's movie of course.

Ok I'll also post my other new painting of strawberries.  I love painting on yupo!  Sometimes my current life events keep me from painting full sheet ones though :P 

"Fresh Strawberries"  5x7 watercolor on yupo paper


Maria's Watercolor said...

These Yupo paintings are lovely, I have only tried this paper one time and must admit I found it a bit intimidating, so little control! You have mastered the paper!

maddyrose said...

Love both of these paintings.

Theresa Bayer said...

Looks great, Erika! Love the crow's personality!

Art By Erika said...

@Maria what really helps me with my Yupo pieces is when I finally remember to just have fun :) Too much thinking causes the painting to fail HAHAH!

Art By Erika said...

Thanks so much Maddyrose!

Art By Erika said...

Theresa I love crows! I should paint a grouping but maybe later, I'm supposed to be packing!

Luisa said...

wow, look at those colors!
really love how you use them.
the crow is more than awesome.
i wish i could also use watercolors like that :(


Art By Erika said...

Thank Luisa thank you! My only advise is to enjoy the medium and also try to apply paint that's not too watered down. :)