"Quirky" won first place in the abstract category at the Sierra Watercolor Society judged show in September 2017. It is a mixed media watercolor on yupo. the yupo adds challenges to painting in that the plastic does not absorb any of the paint and tends to take on a life of it's own. When I first started working on yupo I hated it. Learning to let go of control was not appealing to me. As I continued to work on this surface, I came to appreciate working with the surface to create truly original artwork. This piece is now at Artsy Fartsy Gallery in Carson City. If you hare interested, talk to Jeff at the gallery.