Yupo is a synthetic paper - and watercolor floats on top. As it the water dries, the pigment swirls and settles in very unique patterns.
After applying a variety of colors - including gold I let the it dry flat. After a lot of time studying the results, I decided it looked a like an abstract river bottom.
Paint removes very easily on Yupo - so I began to follow the patterns I saw and with a wet brush, removed areas of paint to create the ripples and bubbling water, swirling around rocks on the bottom of a creek.
Yupo has to be sealed - so I sprayed it with a Krylon sealant and this is the final result. An abstract watercolor!
It's 9"x11" and available in my store.