Laundry Watercolor on Yupo 3.4"x4.7" By Meera Rao
Break time from Shoe Shine Watercolor on Yupo 5"x2.3" by Meera Rao
Beverage Service Watercolor on Yupo 3.5"x4.3" by Meera Rao
"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see"
I have three small paintings on Yupo in "Small Works: Miniatures by Hampton Roads Artists " The show will run from October 12-December 1, 2013 at the Charles Taylor Arts Center in Hampton, VA. All the pieces had to be 20 square inches or under and it was fun to once again paint on yupo after months of only sketching in my sketchbook/journal! I am always amazed how vibrant and brilliant colors remain on the yupo unlike regular watercolor paper where the colors dry lighter than what goes on. I also love how the differently the textures and details show on the yupo.
All three pieces are composites of my sketches, photographs and my imagination. So when I came across the quote by Edgar Degas, I chuckled and knew I had to include it here! Laundry is of course a scene from India, Break time from Shoe Shine is a scene I still see in some airports in USA and the Beverage Service is from one of my airplane trips :) I was pleasantly surprised and pleased when all three were accepted for the show. It is a beautifully curated exhibit with many wonderful pieces in all media. If you are in that neck of woods do drop in and enjoy the creativity on display.