Purple Tulip Bouquet In Watercolor

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:

24 Comments on Purple Tulip Bouquet In Watercolor

  1. kellygrahamartist
    October 15, 2012 at 8:07 am (5 years ago)

    Absolutely stunning!! The colours are magnificent, I love, love, love!!!! :)

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    • afternoonartist
      October 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you, Kelly. I’m glad you like it.

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  2. elenacaravela
    October 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm (5 years ago)

    The color harmony is superb. Beautiful.

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    • afternoonartist
      October 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm (5 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.

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  3. Hansi
    October 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm (5 years ago)

    Nice work.

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  4. Beth Parker
    October 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm (5 years ago)

    Oooo ooo ooo! This is really gorgeous, Jill! I love the soft hues you chose! :)

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    • afternoonartist
      October 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Beth. I thought it was time to try something in softer colors.

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  5. Gjk
    October 16, 2012 at 4:44 am (5 years ago)

    This just may be my favorite of all your paintings. You know my lifetime lavender/purple love! Background just sells it!

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    • afternoonartist
      October 16, 2012 at 4:48 am (5 years ago)

      Glad you like it, mom.

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    • afternoonartist
      October 20, 2012 at 3:05 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you, Tim. I gratefully accept the award.

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  6. rubensandthebard
    October 22, 2012 at 2:07 am (5 years ago)

    Really like your choice of colours with this one.

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    • afternoonartist
      October 22, 2012 at 2:39 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you. I just hopped over to your blog. Love your work. Can’t wait to see more.

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      • rubensandthebard
        October 25, 2012 at 12:15 am (5 years ago)

        Thank you lady for stopping by. Working on several pieces.

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  7. gabrielgarbowota
    October 30, 2012 at 12:03 am (5 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…

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  8. Suzie Althens
    October 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh, what beautiful colors in this! Yummy!

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  9. Vanessa Newton
    November 2, 2012 at 10:59 am (5 years ago)

    This is magnificent!! I love the colors. So beautiful.

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  10. Gretchen Del Rio
    November 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm (5 years ago)

    Beautiful colors. Lots of purple. My favorite.

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  11. Sarah Zoutewelle-Morris
    June 7, 2013 at 9:39 am (4 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.
    Thanks for liking Backgrounds at artcalling.

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    • afternoonartist
      June 7, 2013 at 10:56 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Sarah. My daughter painted the zebra. I like her painting style, too. Thanks for the visit!

      Reply

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