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Old 04-22-2012, 10:10 AM
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Tulip Design 2 - Fading Tulips

The petals on the tulips make such interesting shapes as they fade away. I did do another one from the live plant that is dying. Not sure what to do with the bulbs when then are done. Tried some outside from last year and all I got was leaves and a few tiny blooms that never really opened. I live in the desert and so guess it is way too hot over the summer. I'll have to do some more research.

So here is my second design on an 8 1/2 x 11 inch Smooth Bristol paper, pen and watercolor.

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Old 04-22-2012, 11:06 AM
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Re: Tulip Design 2 - Fading Tulips

Another good one.

Tulips need cold winters. We used to have them in Ohio and they did real good but now that we live in Florida I don't even bother with them. They, along with some other spring bulbs really do like winter before they bloom. You can force a bloom by putting them in the refrigerator but IMHO it's just not worth it.

Are you making a series like this? They are interesting.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:45 AM
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So Fresh and lovely!
p.s. Been gone a few days, is there any live wkshops or demos today on 4/22/12?
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Re: Tulip Design 2 - Fading Tulips

Barbara, I am really loving your work on these Tulips! Yes, I would think that you need to talk to your nursery people in Arizona about trying to get them to bloom for you. They could have a hardier breed that works well in the desert. We put them in the fridge here in Texas.

Onna, welcome to the Florals and Botanical Forum!! I don't know of any live workshops or demos happening here. You might check in Watercolor's Studio, though.

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Re: Tulip Design 2 - Fading Tulips

Thank you for your comments and info about Tulips - I wasn't thinking of any kind of a series on tulips although I did take a lot of photos before they starting fading away. I will have to think about doing that but will have to use the photos.

The only live demo today was by Johannes Vloothius, Landscape painter/teacher - he used oils today. He had a six hour paint along which was free and may have one more. He plans on having them for sale and is currently test-marketing to see how many participate. If you go to his web site: www.ImproveMyPaintings.com and click on the live button there will be a video of what was done today. He said we would be able to download it.

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Re: Tulip Design 2 - Fading Tulips

Barbara this is gorgeous!
I love the lively aspect of all the leaves and the penwork.
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Thank you Charlie's Mum - appreciate your comments.
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Re: Tulip Design 2 - Fading Tulips

Tresgatos, although I haven't had time to comment I have been watching your lovely works depicting the iris with much admiration. Now we have this energetic, flowing pen and ink work for the tulips.
I can ony suggest that perhaps the parts of the flowers and leaves furthest away have much thinner lines to create distance. This of course would not apply for a stained glass window effect. A lovely design.
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Agree with Maureen the movement is fantastic, wonderful work.

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Very unique and creative. Very nice.

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