I started taking lessons from a woman who lives near me. She inspires me and teaches me new things all the time. She taught herself how to paint on yupo which is very different from painting on traditional watercolor paper. I had my first experience with it and really enjoyed the simplicity of it yet the result is not simple. You just have to let the paint flow and it creates effects that you could never achieve with watercolor paper. My son loved the painting so I framed it for him to keep in his room. I called it Playing in the Waves.