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pjartwc
06-20-2013, 03:05 PM
I started this painting as part of the WDE (Weekend Drawing Event) in the All Media Art Events last Friday. Here is the complete WIP.

Reference:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2013/116333-WDE_061422013_tulips.jpg

Drawing
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2013/116333-0_drawing.jpg
I modified the composition somewhat from the reference.

1.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2013/116333-1.jpg
For this particular painting I decided to start the painting with the dark background. This is because the tulips will be almost completely white when finished. I wanted the background very dark on the left and getting lighter as it advanced toward the right. I sprinkled some salt on the far right Ėnot sure if I like it or not, but will keep it as is until more is done.



2
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2013/116333-2.jpg
Iíve built up some of the tulips with some shading and started on some of the leaves. Itís a slow process.


3
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2013/116333-3.jpg
I built up some more leaves trying to get a variety of color and value. I also added some texture between the leaves on the far lower left. This was done by wetting the area and dropping in thick color of green violet, orange, brown madder. While wet, I sprinkled some salt. I also sprinkled salt on lower right to give some texture to the light green.

4
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2013/116333-4.jpg
I built up the value on the tulips, added some more leaves. I also quieted down the area in the lower left by lifting some of the color and dropping in a green. I originally liked that area but as I progressed with the painting, thought it was too harsh. Now I need to think about the middle background, as the painting is easy to overwork at this stage.

5
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2013/116333-5.jpg
At this point Iím almost done. I need to build up some more of the tulips and add some definition to some of the leaves.

6. Finished Painting
A lot of little additions were added. What I tried to do was to make the white stand out by adding dark either as a wash or line.

White Tulips 12x16
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2013/116333-Web_White_Tulips_12x16_2013_copy.jpg

Yorky
06-20-2013, 03:57 PM
Beautiful work Jan.

I think you could have extended the dark background down to cover the vestiges of white background above the leaves.

Doug

Devoted 2Art
06-21-2013, 01:19 AM
WOW Jan... This is beautiful & your process is really interesting. Very exquisite painting. Any idea how long it took?
-John

pjartwc
06-21-2013, 04:29 AM
Thank you Doug and John. Doug, I believe you are right. I'm always going to wait a few days and revisit a painting, but never do - a mistake. I like your suggestion. I'm always afraid of overworking and sometimes miss a good addition.
John, this took about 3 hours of actual painting and the rest of the time thinking.

pjartwc
06-21-2013, 05:24 AM
I took Doug's suggestion and modified my finished painting. I do like it better.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jun-2013/116333-White_Tulips_12x16_2013.jpg

Yorky
06-21-2013, 06:04 AM
:thumbsup:

Doug

painterbear
06-21-2013, 06:46 AM
Lovely WIP and wonderful finished painting Jan!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Sylvia

springbaby
06-21-2013, 06:49 AM
I downloaded this image but didn't get to it. I really like the way you set off the white tulips. The dark background is yummy...what pigments did you use!
Thanks so much for sharing. This is inspiring and I think I will try to get to this soon,

Gail

rickyhpierre
06-21-2013, 10:52 AM
Lovely work, thanks for showing us your wip

Ricky

LynnM
06-21-2013, 12:09 PM
Beautiful, Jan! Thanks for showing this WIP, very helpful.

clode
06-21-2013, 03:25 PM
thank you .. good job !!!!

olliewood0702
06-21-2013, 04:43 PM
It's GORGEOUS! I love your updated version; it's a very lovely painting indeed.:clap: :clap: :clap:

reikiart
06-21-2013, 05:24 PM
Gorgeous painting, Jan - and a fantastic WIP! :wave:

teaberry222
06-21-2013, 08:23 PM
Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your process, and progress.

pjartwc
06-22-2013, 03:48 AM
Thank you for your wonderful comments.
Gail, you asked what colors I used for the background. It's mostly variations of lavender made up of Winsor Newton's Winsor Blue (red shade) and Permanent Rose. Some Brown Madder and a little Sap Green was added in areas.

Scotslass
06-22-2013, 04:40 AM
Beautiful painting and great WIP - thanks for posting. You always have such lovely clean colours!
Suzanne

bigskycountry
06-22-2013, 01:38 PM
Nice painting. Enjoyed the WIP and learned a few things from your process. Thanks for posting it. Lee

Ian_Myford
06-23-2013, 03:00 PM
Thanks for showing us this. Very informative.