is inherent when painting on Yupo. I like texture in small doses but prefer it when played against the calm of a flatly painted area. Right now I am picturing a greeting card that featured an elderly man dressed in stripes, checks and patterns of all kinds. The greeting is "don't drink and dress". Very funny. Too many textures seem agitating. Stories can get lost in texture. I have come to believe that simple forms work out well on Yupo. To the right are examples of our holiday still life paintings on Yupo.