Demonstration: painting on Yupo

Painting on Yupo
My husband, Rob Jenter, has a time-lapse camera and knows how to edit video. That let us make a demo video of me painting on Yupo, the synthetic paper I have used for most of my recent work. The photo below shows how Rob rigged up the camera to hover over my drawing table in the Sheffield studio. Rob edited the video, which is just a minute long, arranging it so you can see me work on each painting in sequence, That's not how I work, though. That day I alternately worked on these two paintings plus another couple, alternating to give the water and paint time to dry. And for me to step back and figure out what to do next.

I kept working on the two paintings after the camera stopped, in my usual look-glance-think-tweak way. You can see the final paintings at right.

 The time-lapse setup in my studio space in Sheffield. The time-lapse camera is on the tripod, but duct tape wasn't enough to keep it level over my drawing table. Solution: counterbalance by ladder!

The time-lapse setup in my studio space in Sheffield. The time-lapse camera is on the tripod, but duct tape wasn't enough to keep it level over my drawing table. Solution: counterbalance by ladder!

 "Color on the Green" is what I named this in the end. It's the October image for the 2017 calendar.

"Color on the Green" is what I named this in the end. It's the October image for the 2017 calendar.

 This one is "wetlands."

This one is "wetlands."