Mastering Yupo with George James - Creative Catalyst Productions

Mastering Yupo with George James

Artist: George James
Producer: George James
Runtime: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes


George James, AWS DF, NWS shows you dozens of ways to put pigment on Yupo paper.

He has developed a process that promotes predictable results and a creative flexibility unheard of on regular watercolor paper.

If you're stuck in your old watercolor ways, let George James expand your creative horizons with his dazzling Yupo techniques. George uses ingenious tools to achieve effects impossible on standard paper. Even experienced watercolorists will feel like they've discovered a new medium, George takes the frustration out of your transition to synthetic paper.

He shares years of experience with Yupo, from complex layering methods to simple tips on how much water to hold in your brush.

The workshop is a tour de force of techniques. You'll discover new methods for washes, glazing, line work, and adding texture. You'll delight in Yupo's unique properties as George teaches you to reclaim whites from wet or dry paint. He helps you take control of this unpredictable surface with an array of stamps, spritzers, wipes, and rollers.

Wake up to a new world of watercolor in Mastering Yupo with George James.

In this DVD workshop George demonstrates his techniques for achieving variegated washes, smooth washes, lifting, ghosting, splattering, stamping, creating darks and lifting whites. He creates rich surface textures and luminous dark passages. George is generous with his knowledge and clearly explains the theory behind his every move. The viewer will understand how to anticipate and create desired effects.

Any artist interested in trying Yupo will benefit from this DVD by this national award-winning artist, George James.


BONUS CLIP: Smooth Washes on Yupo
In this clip from his DVD workshop, Mastering Yupo, watercolorist George James teaches you how to paint a smooth wash on synthetic paper. The paper does not absorb paint, so George uses a foam roller to smooth variations in the wash. You also learn to make a gradation between two colors.


Interview with George James



What Other Artists' Say

I can't remember how I heard of George James but ordered 3 of his videos a few years ago and still refer to them. You are a great resource! Judy B.

Been buying your DVD's for a long time. Love them all. Keep looking for new ones with anticipation. Thanks, Ann B. - Massapequa Park NY

Great! All 3 videos are very well done! I had a grin on my face for the entire duration. You have way too much fun George! (HA!) David T.- Nordland, WA

Love it! Our critique group is viewing your DVDs and excited about the yupo paper techniques. Very inspiring!  Melody C. - Oregon

Loved it! I enjoyed watching you create the abstract on the Yupo. You made it look so easy and fun. I'm definitely going to try it. Laura B. – Falls Church, VA

I have been playing about with watercolor on YUPO for a couple of years. I was pleased to see an expert do it so well. Dr. Allan S. – Medicine Hat, AB

George James changed my whole approach to painting, and I too fell in love with Yupo through watching his DVD’s.  I am shattered by the sad news of the passing of these wonderful people.  The Internet is incredible. here I am in Spain, but I feel as if I have lost two American friends who were very special. Billie Cook - Spain



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