Yupo Watercolour Goat

Here I showcase the lovely glassy quality of applying watercolours to Yupo paper! I used just watercolour and ink on this piece, even without alcohol inks you can achieve stunningly vibrant results.

I painted the same goaty face on my regular cold pressed watercolour paper to compare how I get on with both papers, as embarrassing as it is to show — but I feel I redeem myself with my Yupo painting.

Yupo watercolour goat

Cold pressed watercolour goat

As you may have noticed, on my cold pressed watercolour painting I panic and start throwing colour around hoping for a recovery … whilst in my Yupo paper I can strip back colour easily with just a squirt of water, giving me greater confidence and allowing me the time to experiment, go wild and make mistakes without incurring paper ruining consequences!