Tulip Field in Watercolor

Tulip field in watercolor

After several starts and stops–and a holiday in between–I finally finished the painting that I started during my family watercolor fest. As per our challenge, I plan on adding ink details, but I like this painting so much as is that I wanted to share it with my readers–and save a copy for myself. Here’s a close-up view:

Tulip field close up

21 Comments on Tulip Field in Watercolor

  1. Pat
    July 8, 2013 at 12:13 pm (4 years ago)

    It’s a lovely painting.

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    • afternoonartist
      July 8, 2013 at 11:31 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Pat. I’m pleased with the way the painting turned out.

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  2. gabrielgarbowota
    July 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm (4 years ago)

    It’s lovely, but I have full faith that the ink details will be exquisite. Can’t wait to see what you do, Jill.

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    • afternoonartist
      July 8, 2013 at 11:36 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Gabriel. Ever the careful artist, I printed out several copies and experimented with ink. After four tries, I finally settled on just a few touches of ink here and there. I wanted to keep the fresh, simple feel of the painting. I’ll be posting the completed painting–after I take a few more pics of it without the ink. I want to have one good digital copy for later use. Thank you for your comments.

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  3. Cindy D.
    July 8, 2013 at 1:53 pm (4 years ago)

    So pretty! The range of color in the pink and yellow is terrific!

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    • afternoonartist
      July 8, 2013 at 11:38 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Cindy. Adding the two yellow tulips was an after thought, and I’m glad I did. I find pinks and yellows easy colors to work with. Blues and greens, not so much!

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  4. Cin
    July 8, 2013 at 4:52 pm (4 years ago)

    Worth the wait!

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    • afternoonartist
      July 8, 2013 at 11:39 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, sissy. Now onto the inking. I’m nervous….

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  5. shreejacob
    July 8, 2013 at 11:59 pm (4 years ago)

    Lovely and vibrant and just beautiful! You’ve made tulips one of my favourite flowers now with your little series! :D

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    • afternoonartist
      July 9, 2013 at 11:31 am (4 years ago)

      They are easy to paint, too. Hint, hint. Thanks, Shree.

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  6. Caitie M
    July 9, 2013 at 4:20 am (4 years ago)

    Beautiful – love the vibrancy of the tulips. Looking forward to seeing the finished product :)

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    • afternoonartist
      July 9, 2013 at 11:32 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Caitie. I’ll be posting it soon.

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    • afternoonartist
      July 10, 2013 at 6:26 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Elena. I used several of my faves: permanent rose, turquoise, green gold, and sap green.

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  7. Winter Owls
    July 21, 2013 at 1:01 am (4 years ago)

    Beautiful colour combination!

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  8. Jess
    July 28, 2013 at 5:13 pm (4 years ago)

    Gorgeous! The colors are so bold and bright! Can’t believe its watercolors. Beautiful painting!

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    • afternoonartist
      July 28, 2013 at 6:09 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Jess. Watercolor painting is a lot of fun. Give it a try!

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