Spring Tulips

tulips2 tulips3 tulips4 tulips5 Today I painted some simple spring tulips and I want to encourage you to do the same. Get out your paints and create a pretty spring painting. If you have always wanted to start painting or start again, I think you should start now. I am going to start sharing my process (from techniques to supplies) on Mondays. Please check back next Monday for a simple tutorial.

I thought I'd try to do something different than I normally do and paint the flowers first (without my black outlines) and then add some out-lining in white to keep it simple. I first sketched out the shapes in pencil and then, I used my larger brush and only one color mostly for each tulip bloom. I normally mix two or more colors, but for today post I thought I would simplify it a little. After letting it dry for about 15 minutes, I added the detail with my tiny brush and white gouache.

Please write with any questions and I will try to answer them in my posts.

If you decide to give this a try, please post a link to your painting below in the comment section. I would really love to see them. Next week I will post using a simple palette and brushes. Below I am giving you links to where to purchase the paints and brushes that I used, but you can create your own piece with the paints and brushes that you have.

Today I used (with links to where you can purchase them): 11 x 14 Canson Bristol Board (smooth) 2B Pencil Daniel Smith: Opera Pink and Phthalo Turquoise DaVinci Paint: Iridescent Phthalo Blue, Iridescent Phthalo Green, Ultramarine Violet, and Iridescent Naphthol Red 20/0 Princeton Mini Art Brush 6 Flat Shader

Have a beautiful day, Kathryn