Watercolour Tulips

It feels to me that Wednesday comes around very quickly each week as before I know it there is a painting to be done. Today the challenge is to paint Tulips. 

The video we had for today is by artist Karen Rice and can be found below for those of you who may be interested.

For my painting I used different colours and a different layout. I like to have a lot of leaves when I do Tulips and I love the bright beautiful colours they come in, which is where I went. My last painting of Tulips was some time ago when we were still in physical class. This is the one I painted then.

Moving on to today's card.

I am partial to a lot of leaves. When I buy tulips there are always 2 or 3 leaves per tulip, so I like to paint it that way. I did a rough pencil drawing using a picture on my computer. It was done in different colours, but they always say, make it your own.

My tulips are painted using 1) Hansa Yellow, Quinacridone Gold and Pyroll Scarlet; 2) Base of Rose of Ultramarine with Quinacridone Pink and 3) Transparent Pyrrol Orange with Hansa Yellow along with a mix of both colours.

For the leaves and stems I used a mix of greens. Cascade Green is dominant, Serpentine Genuine topped with Green Gold, Jadeite Genuine and Green Apatite Genuine. I found with the Serpentine Genuine that it needed a bit of brightening in my opinion, which is why I added the Green Gold, which perked it up.

For my background I painted in a loose way using Cerulean Blue. The sun is coming in my window making one side of my picture brighter, but that is okay, it still works.

Thank you for dropping by today. I hope you have enjoyed this card.
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xoxo, Kia