Watercolor Tulips

My daughter painted these cheerful orange tulips during our joint painting session earlier this evening. How fabulous are they? I love the color scheme and the series of lines and dots drawn in micron pen that she used to shade the flowers and leaves. This painting was based on a photo I found on Paint My Photo.

Here’s a photo of her painting before the addition of the details in micron pen:

She wanted me to ask my readers if the painting was better with or without the micron pen details. I say it’s better with the dots and lines. What say you all?

14 Comments on Watercolor Tulips

  1. shreejacob
    November 19, 2012 at 7:45 am (4 years ago)

    Definitely with the dots and lines..it adds a something to it :D. Is it okay to ask how old your daughter is? Her hands in the photo (the previous blog post) makes me think she’s really young! And her painting is awesome!! (Unless she’s like me who at 40 years old still have pudgy little hands..hehe)

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    • afternoonartist
      November 19, 2012 at 7:57 am (4 years ago)

      She’s 26 years old. I still think of her as my little girl. She’ll be pleased to read your feedback.

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  2. Miss Beretta
    November 19, 2012 at 9:18 am (4 years ago)

    I really like the design with the dots and stripes. And thanks for sharing Paint my Photo, this looks like fun!

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    • afternoonartist
      November 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks for your feedback. Beth Parker from bethparkerart.wordpress turned me onto that site. Check out Beth’s blog. I love it.

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  3. elenacaravela
    November 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm (4 years ago)

    I like the stippling. It adds energy and interest to the back round. NIce work.

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    • afternoonartist
      November 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm (4 years ago)

      I like the stippling, too. And the vertical lines are a nice touch. I think she rocked this painting.

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  4. Francesca
    November 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm (4 years ago)

    I think that the dots and lines add a twist of uniqueness.

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    • afternoonartist
      November 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm (4 years ago)

      I agree; they add a twist of uniqueness and playfulness.

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  5. Gjk
    November 20, 2012 at 9:35 pm (4 years ago)

    I agree! Adds great interest to what could have been just ” another pretty painting”. The lines and dots set it apart in it’s uniqueness. Great work!

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  6. gabrielgarbowota
    November 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm (4 years ago)

    How lovely. I find it very difficult to go back into a painting and add lines (etc) afterwards without ending up looking ‘forced’. Your daughter got it just right.

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    • afternoonartist
      November 22, 2012 at 2:07 am (4 years ago)

      I think the reason it doesn’t look forced is because my daughter wasn’t thrilled with the painting so she added the ink details as an after thought and said, “I’m just playing now,” so she was quite relaxed while inking it. That may be the secret–just let go of the fear of potentially ruining the painting and go for it.

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  7. Marcela
    November 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm (4 years ago)

    Without the micro pen:)

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