Ten tulipsPosted: March 26, 2015
I think the trick to painting flowers in watercolour is letting the paint and the water do some of the work for you. After all, the last thing you want is for flowers to look dry and wooden. For these tulips, I wet the shapes with clear water and then dropped some fresh paint into the puddles. I like what happened with the paint, how it flowed around and created texture on its own. I had some different colours of red and yellow on the brush, which mixed around on the paper and in some places, even mixed in with the green of the leaves. Resist the urge to muck around in the puddles of colour. Just let the paint and water combine and wait to see what happens when the paper dries. You might like it.