Tulip Study

It may look like I’m painting from a photo, but look closer to see the tulip is in an ikebana. I put white paper behind it to help me see the tulip.

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I’ve made a loose sketch and selected my colors.

P1110276I’m working at a tilt and am adding a loose, wet wash of Holbein Indian Yellow.

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Working wet-into-wet, I add touches of Holbein Cadmium Green Pale.

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Wet glazing with Holbein Brilliant Orange.

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Wet glazing with Holbein Cadmium Red Purple.

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I’ve done some negative painting and am now lifting out shapes for definition.

Tulip Study, 7x8, Watercolor ©June Rollins

Tulip Study, 7×8, Watercolor, ©June Rollins

It’s especially rewarding to paint the flowers I’ve grown. This is the first for 2015. Hope to be doing more.

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One thought on “Tulip Study

  1. This is beautiful. I love your work. I will be tied up for a while, after that I plan to take classes from your videos.

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