Every once in a while my mind goes crazy and I do something unexpected. I went to the Peconic Herb Farm last week all set to do a regular watercolor. When I pulled out the board I was going to work on I found a piece of yupo paper on the other side. It had been there for months...so I decided to use it. I've never tried it en plein air but I know my friend, Julie Ford Oliver, (http://juliefordoliver.blogspot.com) in addition to doing beautiful oils does paintings on yupo paper...sometimes while riding as a passenger in a car. My feeling that morning was if she can paint on it in the car, I can paint on it outdoors. lol Of course I should have prepped the paper and cleaned it with alcohol, but I knew I didn't have any so it was now or never.
Here is the completed painting...or as finished as it is right now. I may touch it up a little more.
I did have the presence of mind to take a few photos while I was painting, so here they are.
This is the view I was painting.
It worked better than I expected so I may give it another try. I've painted on yupo before but it has been a long time. :)