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Yellow tulips – a painting a day

Size 9.5inx7in 25cmx18cm watercolour on fabriano paper

Well I nearly did not get this anywhere near to finished …in fact it might not be finished yet.

This is a go at doing the challenge on Rookie Artist where anyone can do a picture based on a photograph put on the web once every three weeks. The photograph was of yellow tulips growing in a pot which I cropped heavily.

Next I will have to work out how to send the photo over to them, here’s hoping that it’s not too technically challenging. The tulips are quite new so there is only one challenge posted so far. The site can be found at http://rookiepainter.blogspot.com/

I found it a bit strange as I almost never work from photographs as I do not like the results , I think I can tell if I have worked from a photograph and I do not like the look. With this I have played god and moved bits of leaf around to improve the composition. I also added rather more stamens than were in the photo as I felt it gave the picture more focus.

Here is the photograph uncropped:

I missed a trick the shadow of the tulips low down is really striking.

It rained most of today so apart from scragging a few weeds I did very little apart from discussing household renovation with himself (I am trying not to call it DIY anymore ).

#38 a painting a day by Alison Warner on her lemon a day art blog

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