Got Yupo?


Yupo is a 100% polypropylene surface used for many things... including watercolor. The watercolors are not absorbed by the surface: the water evaporates, and the pigment remains strongly attached, and the colors brilliant. It’s quite challenging, as water moves on the surface, requiring some practice to control its movement, and more time to dry than the traditional absorbent watercolor paper.

This month Minnie Valero, LJAA President, will be demonstrating how to paint using watercolors on Yupo as the substrate. The demonstration will take place on the third Thursday of this month - July 28th from 4-6pm at the La Jolla Community Center. This demonstration is free and open to the public. (Proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID test is required as well as a mask.)

Born and raised in Argentina, Minnie has drawn and painted her whole life for pleasure. After raising a family and pursuing a career in public education, she retired in 2005. It was then that she started exhibiting watercolors, pastels, and oils both in California and France, at first, and have since expanded to exhibiting in other European countries and Asia. She enjoys watercolors when traveling for their convenience. Minnie paints with pleasure and passion - and it shows in her work!

Please join us for what is sure to be a unique and fun demonstration!