Tulips are one of my favorite flowers. So I will be painting as many as I can, before they are all gone.
Here is my latest and a bit of a departure for me.
Tulips in a White Jug – A4 – Mixed Media on Bockingford
These tulips are on their way out. They started off a lovely pinky-red shade and gradually got darker as they started to turn. I love how the petals of tulips go in all different directions at this stage. I used oil pastels to make the dots and water soluble crayon for the stamens. I also scraped some water color pencil in the petals when they were wet.
Here is the reference photo I set up.
I found two lovely scarves with similar colors and used them as a background. I know they are really busy, but I tried to simplify the design for the painting. I find painting backgrounds a challenge at the best of times. I think this would also make a really good acrylic painting too.