Monday, April 09, 2012

Tulips in the blue jug.


Watercolour & Gouache 35 x 35 cm

I love a gift of flowers and the beautiful yellow tulips we received on HWEM's birthday had to be painted.  They say yellow flowers are the most difficult to capture and you'll get no argument from me.  

This a piece of Khadi Indian cotton rag handmade paper.  It isn't a great ground for transparent watercolour as the size repels the moisture and the surface quickly breaks down with scrubbing but it loves thick creamy gouache, which I introduced at the end.

12 comments:

Bridget Hunter said...

That paper sounds exciting - but it works for you obviously - and I love the "droopy" tulips.

Laura said...

What a nice way to greet this new week, seeing your tulips! Lovely negative space here.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

You won't get any arguments from me either. Yellow in a flower is far from easy.

Nice painting - you become more Fedden like each time I see one (meant in a nice way!) :D

Anita said...

Lovely bright colours. So cheery!

Robyn Sinclair said...

Many thanks, Bridget, Laura and Anita.
Katherine - your Fedden comment made me happy, thanks. ;)

Desiree said...

Beautiful tulips Robyn, such a nice gift! Yellows are so tricky and challenging,you handled it great!

Sue Pownall said...

Despite the paper difficulties you have come up with a beautiful painting.

Cathy Gatland said...

I love yellow tulips, you've captured their cheerful gracefulness beautifully!

Joan T said...

Wonderful contrasts of colors in this piece!!!!

quirkyartist said...

Lovely vivid colours!

quirkyartist said...

Lovely vivid colours!

Robyn Sinclair said...

Thank you all. :)

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