On Wednesday 12th January, Barbara Thorogood gave both groups a demonstration of using the new Yupo art paper. Many members decided to have a try. Below are examples of Barbara's work.

Yupo is a non-porous, acid free and pH neutral, synthetic paper which is machine made in the USA from 100% polypropylene. It is completely waterproof, stain-resistant and has become a unique and intriguing alternative to traditional art papers due to its strength and lifting properties.

The super smooth surface allows you to build up nuances and patterns that would normally be impossible to achieve on traditional watercolour and drawing paper. Because it can be wiped clean you have the option to return to specific areas and redo them until they meet your standards, or to build up layers of paint using a similar technique to the one used with oil painting.

Read more about Yupo paper at Jackson's Art web page here.

And here is what Marilyn Harbord painted ...

... and another

... and also from Sue McCarthy ...

... Beverley Wallace

... and Jenny Alderton. Click on the images above to see the paintings on her own page.

If anyone else fancies showing how they got on with this new medium, please email scanned or photographed copies of their Yupo paintings to me or bring them along to our art meeting where I can copy them for inclusion on this page.