Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tulips - A Work in Progress

Hallowe'en will be upon us shortly and I wanted to do something with blacks and oranges, so I decided to I would paint black tulips which bloom each year in my garden but have warm oranges, yellows and reds in the background to make them stand out.

I drew out the tulips, transferred them onto the paper and using liquid frisket I masked out the edges of the flowers and the stems.

Next I used various mixtures of Antwerp blue, French ultramarine blue, Cobalt blue, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, raw sienna, new gamboge and aureolin to paint in the background wet on wet.

As the background was drying I sprayed a little bit of water in some areas to create interest. The paper was then set aside to dry.

I will post this painting at a later date once I have removed the masking fluid and started to paint the tulips.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and look at the artwork. I hope you will return often.