TULIPS IN THE SPRING 4.5 x 6.5 Available
Tulips and daffodils just seem to be spring to me. Bringing them home from the grocery store is always fun and we wait with anticipation as they open and then watch in amazement as they do their wonderful contortions while they mature and eventually fade. Eight days is our record. (Some may say we pushed it and really they were done sooner but . . )
I used this little arrangement as you know to run some experiments in techniques and I thought I would use the last one for the finish. As I mentioned earlier, I am looking at framing watercolour without glass. I have mounted my tulips on a wood cradle and then applied fixative, spray varnish and finally painted on several more coats of varnish. It is definitely protected and ready to roll. The big difference seems to be in the colours, they are now deeper, richer and somewhat brighter. The cradle is kind of an interesting format to use as a substrate; one could also use a board and then mount the picture in any canvas frame. My only concern is that my tulips will not be taken seriously in this format. I am not finished with this and will try some of the other types of framing without glass. Does anyone have a preference for this type of framing?