Working on Yupo is not like painting on regular watercolor paper. First I work on establishing a background. The plastic paper must lie flat as the paint does not absorb. If you tilt your paper, wet paint will simply roll off. It dries through evaporation when left flat on a table. Paint swirls in all directions when applied to the slippery surface, making unexpected design opportunities. Creating modifications is challenging and fun. I use all kinds of brushes to help lift the paint when it’s dry. For this piece I created space for the fish. Once I decided on a composition I began to add paint, insert eyes, and create fins. You cannot lift paint too many times or a resist will build.