First congrats to the hostesses (and all of us) who have made it through 1 year of watercolor challenges!! It has been quite a journey.
Today Brenda has us painting tulips. I sketched my basic tulip shape on WC paper then started with apple green on the leaves. Next I popped in a bit of Kelly green - time for shadows and a leap of faith - I added brown to the greens on my tray and then some black and flicked these colors into the recesses of my leaf trying to create an illusion of some curves. Now to the flower - I began with pale yellow at the base of the petals and then used varying intensities of real red and carmine. I considered adding a pale blue wash which I could see working in my minds eye BUT in the end decided to leave well enough alone as I was concerned about the carmine bleeding . . . Die cut the SB sentiment and fancy edge on the yellow and layered it all together.
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 GMT Views: 299
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Wed, May 26, 2021 @ 1:15 PM
Oh, wow, your single tulip is beautiful. You really sketched it so well and a great leaf. As I told someone, my leaves were too small. Paint, sketch, and learn, I suppose. Thanks for joining us for the one year challenge. I didn't even realize it until I read Jennifer's post.
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Wow! Your tulip looks so real! This is a stunner! I felt the same way, I just wasn't sure I wanted to risk ruining my tulips with a background. I think your tulip stands out beautifully without a painted background!
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Wed, May 26, 2021 @ 4:02 PM
Congrats, Linda on being one of the original players in these challenges, and for completing all of them. Your example today looks like a botanical print. It is so well done. Love the blending of the colors to create wonderful depth. You couldn't have done the base of the flower any better. Super job my friend. Thanks for joining us all these weeks. Applause to your true creativity.
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Wed, May 26, 2021 @ 4:09 PM
It has been a joy watching you progress over the past year Linda and today's card is yet again, wonderfully done. Your tulip is perfectly sized and your watercolour work is spot on. And to think you thought you could not do it - huh, told you so. I agree with Linda, applause to you for sharing your journey.
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Fri, May 28, 2021 @ 2:09 AM
Your tulip looks so realistic Linda, you said I had an advantage, but I went to Keukenhof only once and that was 3 years ago, the most tulips I saw lately were the ones in my garden, and yours looks like them!!
I love you've painted only one flower, and love the yellow die cut