ABOVE THE CROWD - 5 x 7 - Available
Spring must be on my mind, as suddenly I have all these tulips I want to paint. We went down to Connors last spring, a place in northern Washington State, for the spring Tulip Festival. It was a beautiful sunny day and the fields were just bright ribbons of colour. There was pinks, yellows, reds, and purples; fields and fields of them in full bloom; quite a sight to see! I took tons of pictures and now I am ready to paint.
I had this interesting arrangement drawn out and I decided to try some different effects. For "Above the Crowd" I used the smooth side of the paper, and then really intensified the shadows to get some interesting patterns happening. It looked very weird at first and I really had to push myself to finish. My husband kept saying "keep going" don't judge it till you're done. I was glad I listened as now I really kind of like it.
For "Singled Out" I put lots of colour all over the paper and then drew in my flowers. I used my blue to really form the flowers and again really intensified the shadow colours. I love some of the interesting textures and colours that I ended up with. Not sure if it is too dark but . . .
SINGLED OUT - 4.5 x 6.5 Available