until June 7th

Office de Tourisme de Sorède

ART ON YUPO PAPER

 

ART ON YUPO PAPERCanadian-born Francine Savoie is presently exhibiting her work at the Office du Tourisme de Sorède.  Here is what Francine tells us about her art on YUPO paper:

 

“All of 43 paintings have been created with acrylic colours on YUPO paper.  This paper is unlike any other, as the water and the pigments flow on its surface,  mix and separate, always resulting in fluid, fresh, colourful effects.  I fell in love with it the very first moment my brush touched the wet paper!

 

This synthetic paper comes from Japan.  It is made from polypropylene resin as its primary material.  It is neither natural paper nor plastic film – instead, it combines and surpasses the benefits of both.  It has a gentle, matt lustre; its touch is amazingly soft and smooth.

 

The unexpected happens all the time when painting on YUPO paper, and the combination of acrylic paints and YUPO paper is very exciting.  For one thing, the surface is resistant to water! The paints dry by evaporation, as the paper absorbs nothing!  The wet pigments flow across it and you can create lovely abstract patterns and translucent colours by tilting the paper and allowing the colours to flow and mingle. There are no limits to what one can do with YUPO paper!  I never cease to marvel at the joyful play of colours under my eyes!”


You can visit the exhibit at the Office de Tourisme de Sorède, from Monday to Friday, from 9 to 12 and from 14 to 17, until June 7th
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