Purple Tulip Bouquet In Watercolor
categories: My Artwork
Tulips are my favorite flower to paint. They’re simple but elegant, they come in a variety of colors, and the leaves offer a lot of opportunities to play with a range of blues, greens, and yellows. I wasn’t sure if the pastel background would work with this painting, but I think I pulled it off. This painting is based on a tutorial in Fiona Peart’s book, “Tulips in Watercolor.”
Here’s a close-up view:
kellygrahamartistOctober 15, 2012 at 8:07 am (11 years ago)
Absolutely stunning!! The colours are magnificent, I love, love, love!!!!Reply
afternoonartistOctober 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm (11 years ago)
Thank you, Kelly. I’m glad you like it.
elenacaravelaOctober 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm (11 years ago)
The color harmony is superb. Beautiful.Reply
afternoonartistOctober 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm (11 years ago)
Thank you, Elena. The colors I used were turquoise light, naples yellow, Winsor blue (green shade), raw sienna, and a combination of french ultramarine and opera rose to make the purple–all by Winsor-Newton.
HansiOctober 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm (11 years ago)
afternoonartistOctober 15, 2012 at 7:20 pm (11 years ago)
Beth ParkerOctober 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm (11 years ago)
Oooo ooo ooo! This is really gorgeous, Jill! I love the soft hues you chose!Reply
afternoonartistOctober 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm (11 years ago)
Thanks, Beth. I thought it was time to try something in softer colors.
GjkOctober 16, 2012 at 4:44 am (11 years ago)
This just may be my favorite of all your paintings. You know my lifetime lavender/purple love! Background just sells it!Reply
afternoonartistOctober 16, 2012 at 4:48 am (11 years ago)
Glad you like it, mom.
foresterartistOctober 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm (11 years ago)
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afternoonartistOctober 20, 2012 at 3:05 pm (11 years ago)
Thank you, Tim. I gratefully accept the award.
rubensandthebardOctober 22, 2012 at 2:07 am (11 years ago)
Really like your choice of colours with this one.Reply
afternoonartistOctober 22, 2012 at 2:39 am (11 years ago)
Thank you. I just hopped over to your blog. Love your work. Can’t wait to see more.
rubensandthebardOctober 25, 2012 at 12:15 am (11 years ago)
Thank you lady for stopping by. Working on several pieces.
gabrielgarbowotaOctober 30, 2012 at 12:03 am (11 years ago)
Ahhh…. very nice! While the yellow / purple color harmony is a classic, you have really used it to *FULL* effect, here. There’s a richness that comes through even though the colors themselves are not overly intense. Hmmm…Reply
Suzie AlthensOctober 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm (11 years ago)
Oh, what beautiful colors in this! Yummy!Reply
afternoonartistOctober 31, 2012 at 5:12 pm (11 years ago)
Thank you, Suzie!
Vanessa NewtonNovember 2, 2012 at 10:59 am (11 years ago)
This is magnificent!! I love the colors. So beautiful.Reply
afternoonartistNovember 2, 2012 at 11:21 am (11 years ago)
Thank you, Vanessa.
Gretchen Del RioNovember 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm (11 years ago)
Beautiful colors. Lots of purple. My favorite.Reply
afternoonartistNovember 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm (11 years ago)
Thank you, Gretchen.
Sarah Zoutewelle-MorrisJune 7, 2013 at 9:39 am (10 years ago)
I like the style you are working in now, clear and controlled. Nice work. I also like the looser handling of the paint in Rainbow Zebra.Reply
Thanks for liking Backgrounds at artcalling.
afternoonartistJune 7, 2013 at 10:56 am (10 years ago)
Thank you, Sarah. My daughter painted the zebra. I like her painting style, too. Thanks for the visit!