Watercolor Tulips in a Rainbow of Colors

Jill's Rainbow Tulips

Remember the lovely orange and turquoise tulips that my daughter painted a couple of weeks ago? She thought it might be fun to show two different interpretations of the same painting using a similar color scheme. And while we painted side by side and used the same sketch, the results are quite different. In the painting above, I chose more vivid colors and added a soft blue sky plus a bit of sunlight. In the painting below, my daughter chose softer colors and omitted the background altogether. It was a fun experiment and we were both pleased with the results. I always enjoy our mother-daughter painting sessions.

Greta's Rainbow Tulips

14 Comments on Watercolor Tulips in a Rainbow of Colors

  1. Beth Parker
    December 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm (6 years ago)

    These are both very beautiful, Jill! How fun it must be to paint with your daughter! These tulips would be amazing on a very large format. I can see either of them on a wall in an elegant home. :)

    • afternoonartist
      December 19, 2012 at 5:12 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you, Beth. That’s a great idea. They would make an awesome wall mural. I can picture them in Bethville, too!

  2. kellygrahamartist
    December 17, 2012 at 6:17 pm (6 years ago)

    Absolutely stunning, what talented girls you are!! :)

  3. Elena Caravela
    December 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm (6 years ago)

    A very different mood and “feel”. Both terrific. Great exercise!

    • afternoonartist
      December 19, 2012 at 5:13 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Elena. It was a fun exercise.

  4. Gjk
    December 18, 2012 at 5:19 am (6 years ago)

    Both absolutely beautiful! Just love them. They may be my favorites now. You both just keep offering more and more beautiful paintings- each one better than the last!

  5. paperandbooks
    December 18, 2012 at 5:32 am (6 years ago)

    Love the rainbow colors! Lovely to look at when the local weather report calls for snow for the next 5 days.

    • afternoonartist
      December 19, 2012 at 5:16 am (6 years ago)

      I love the rainbow colors, too. Is it snowing yet in your area? You must be in the area where a foot of snow was projected in today’s weather report. No snow for us so far this winter.

  6. gabrielgarbowota
    December 22, 2012 at 3:36 am (6 years ago)

    There’s no choosing between these two. It’s striking just how different they “feel” given the similarity in colors. Thank you for sharing them both.

  7. Kathy Bertone
    December 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm (6 years ago)

    They take me back to a sunny day long ago when I dreamed in whimsy and color! Thank you for that!

    • afternoonartist
      December 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you, Kathy. I’ve always been drawn to bright colors, and this painting gave me an opportunity to use them liberally.


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