It's fun to see the differences that can be had with different papers, paints, and painting styles. I painted these two images in the exact same paints, but I used watercolor paper in the first, (above,) and Yupo in the second (below.)
I was sketching while the power was out during Irene yesterday, and had fun experimenting with the way paints play on different surfaces.
The effects are quite different, aren't they? Normally, I think the Yupo helps loosen me up, and I like the look of the oozy images I can conjure up using it, but this one seems kind of rigid to me. I like the first painting here, on the traditional watercolor paper. I'll have to do more of these; they're fun.
"Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy." (--Grandma Moses)