Parrot Tulips in Watercolor

parrot tulips in watercolor

This painting is based on a tutorial from the book, “Tulips in Watercolor,” by Fiona Peart. I’m really loving the intensity of the colors in this painting. I only have two more paintings to go, and then I’ll have worked my way through the entire book. Watercolors on cold pressed Acquarello Artistico paper by Fabriano.

11 Comments on Parrot Tulips in Watercolor

  1. Dakino
    August 9, 2012 at 12:14 am (6 years ago)

    Beautiful. I love the abstract-yet realistic look about it.

    • afternoonartist
      August 9, 2012 at 1:33 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you, Dakino. That’s a good description of my style.

  2. Gjk
    August 9, 2012 at 4:10 am (6 years ago)

    Love it. Love the sharpness.

  3. Elena Caravela
    August 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm (6 years ago)

    These are quite beautiful. The composition is dynamic and the colors, oh so brilliant. Gorgeous.

  4. iamwatercolor
    August 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm (6 years ago)

    I think this is one of my favourites. I always stop on this one and just feast the eyes for a while. It’s the colours, the crispness, the calm-yet-brightness – it’s just lovely, and I know I’ll come back to look at it some more.

    • afternoonartist
      August 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you, Sophie. This is my favorite painting, too. I have really enjoyed painting tulips and have one more planned. Thank you for your comments and encouragement.

    • afternoonartist
      September 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you, Shawna. I loved your blog.

  5. ann gorgone
    January 12, 2013 at 12:19 am (6 years ago)

    I have just purchased Tulips in Watercolor and am trying to paint the Pink and White study on page 32. But I find the tracing of this picture does not match the step by step instructions she gives. For example, step 9 where she shows a horizantal leaf on the left does not match the tracing if you are tracing it from left to right. It appears that the step by step instructions are from left to right on the picture. I am right. Did you have the same problem


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