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Old 02-13-2009, 09:03 AM
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February 2009 Class: Are You Ready for Spring TULIPS? — HOMEWORK II

Kay has added a new project in the February Tutorial thread (see link below).

Since the first Homework Thread is getting long with paintings of the negative flowers, we decided to open a new Homework Thread for the Tulips paintings. So, post your negative-painted flowers in the first Homework thread and your Tulips here.

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Re: Are You Ready for Spring TULIPS? — HOMEWORK II

This look great, Kay. I am still working on my negative space florals. (My 3rd one, as the first two were definitely "binned") I really look forward to trying this, too. Tulips are one of favourite to paint. I have always used layers of washes, with the background done first - so this will be a new technique for me.

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Re: Are You Ready for Spring TULIPS? — HOMEWORK II

Hi Janice. Did you post one yet to the negative homework thread? You will be happy to note that the tulips do not have a background. That is another subject for another time. Frequently I leave all-white backgrounds.
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Re: Are You Ready for Spring TULIPS? — HOMEWORK II

Hi Kay,

No I haven't posted one yet. I will work on it today and hopefully post it later.

I have always done a wet in wet wash before painting tulips, so it will be harder for me to paint without the background. The wash bleeds colors into the tulips and then I use negative space to define the flowers. This will be a really different for me. I am really looking forward to trying it. I really love to paint tulips. They just make me smile.
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Re: Are You Ready for Spring TULIPS? — HOMEWORK II

I'm confused, Sylvia. Do we paint our own tulips or is there a reference to paint from? Would like to participate in this one of the tulips. Lil
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Re: Are You Ready for Spring TULIPS? — HOMEWORK II

Hi Lil,
Click on the link above for the February Tutorial Thread and scroll down through Kay's first project of negatively-painted flowers to the second post in the thread. There you will find her new project for directly-painting tulips!

Lots of instructional photos of her steps to follow. Then you can post your tulip painting here in this Homework thread.

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Re: Are You Ready for Spring TULIPS? — HOMEWORK II

Ok I've started mine...
Didn't have the recommended reds, so after testing my reds, I chose Quin. Red called Cherry Red by Holbein and Permanent Rose by Windsor Newton and used those two colors for the tulips. About the pencil drawing, in my impatience to get started on this, I grabbed to closest pencil on my desk... was a 2B, I usually draw with a 4H for painting... I not sure I'm going to like this.
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Re: Are You Ready for Spring TULIPS? — HOMEWORK II

Congratulations on being the first to get the Tulips painting underway, Capt Elaine!

Your tulips are bright and cheery red.

If you have a kneadable eraser, you can pat over your pencil lines with it (don't rub, just pat) and lift the excess graphite off your drawing that way. It will still leave your lines, but they will be fainter than they look here.

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Great start Capt Elaine, and I'm sure the reds you have will work out all right.
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Yeah ... I actually got one of these challenges done!

8x10 c/p arches DS paints.

This was alot of fun and was able to get it done fairly quickly. Now I am off to finish my daisys!!!
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Re: Are You Ready for Spring TULIPS? — HOMEWORK II

Good for you, Conni. You did a lovely job with the tulips.

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Re: Are You Ready for Spring TULIPS? — HOMEWORK II

Spring has sprung on this thread with the lovely red tulips you all are painting. Great job and fast too, isn't it, Conni? I can't wait to see what you do with the daisies.
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Re: Are You Ready for Spring TULIPS? — HOMEWORK II

Thanks, Kay and Sylvia! It is nice to finish a whole painting in one sitting. This one seemed a whole lot easier than the daisys... but it is closer to how I normally would paint. It was hard to not go back and "fix" stuff and when you are only putting paint on once it was a challenge for me to get darks, darker than the lights!
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Yeah ... I actually got one of these challenges done!

8x10 c/p arches DS paints.

This was alot of fun and was able to get it done fairly quickly. Now I am off to finish my daisys!!!
Lovely Connie, I'm amazed you did it in one sitting... it looks like it took, days, and days.
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Mine is taking days and days... I'm savoring the experience. This is my first tulip painting you see.
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