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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Tulips With A Twist

My Mother's Day floral basket is still going strong and the two white tulips are now in full bloom. I decided to paint them in watercolour and add the ink afterwards, I usually draw in ink first then add the colour. The idea was to trace around various coloured areas with my Lamy and produce a 'stained glass' effect.


mrana said...

You've done such a beautiful job! I love your journal layouts and your flowers, they're gorgeous.

Margaret Ann said...


IT ARRIVED!!! Saturday in the mail!
I am sooo delighted. I posted pics on my blog is so lovely and "springy". You, my dear, are a treasure for us all. ;)

Your white tulips here are cool. Tulips are my most favorite flowers ever! They are just so spunky and fresh. (I was told once if you put copper pennies in the vase the stem won't bend very much.)

I love to add the ink after painting-it seems to make the whole piece seems so spontaneous and offers a special little surprise each time! :)

Nina Johansson said...

Supercool! I love these, they are awesome.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I'm struck by how much fun it looks like you had doing this, and the handsomeness of your lettering. I must get a journal that I can watercolor in... on both sides of the paper!

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely journal page. The ink makes the tulips look so fresh and joyful.

Anita Davies said...

Thank you Mrana.

LOL ...Thanks Margaret, gld it arrived safetly.

Thanks Nina!

Thanks Dana, the Canson is a great, affordable watercolour book.

Thanks Ffyrebid.