Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Happy Accidents in Art Making ~ Help to Develop a Unique Style

"By playing with 'happy accidents'
that occur while making art and 
following them like unexpected paths
to see where they take us,
we end up developing
our own unique styles."
~ Kim Niles

Happy accidents are prevalent in watercolor,
especially when working on Yupo paper.

Painting over 100 pieces so far in 2013 using this synthetic paper has definitely helped refine my style. By staying loose, experimenting and going with the flow, I stay open to Yupo's unique qualities and let it suggest what to do next.







Sunflower Sunrise

7.5" x 5.5" hand painted watercolor on Yupo paper
Acid-free Mat w/ Backing in sleeve - 8" x 10"
Signed and certified by the artist

Painting Options

This quote describes how I feel about painting on Yupo paper perfectly -

"In my case all painting... is an accident.
I foresee it and yet I hardly ever
carry it out as I foresee it.
It transforms itself by the actual paint.
I don't in fact know very often
what the paint will do and
it does many things which are very much
better than I could make it do."
~ Francis Bacon


Look at the computer desk and matching table Jerry picked up for me at a yard sale this past weekend! It's even got teal accents! You know how much I love the color - turquoise/teal. You'd never guess how much it was ... It was only $20. for both pieces!! Can you believe my good luck? I am in totally-organized-computer-station-heaven. 

Have a great day!

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