Mississhippi's Madness

A place to share my creative pursuits

Painting: Watercolour Tulip study completed


I finished the small watercolour study of the tulip today in class. I did start the larger version but because of needing to allow it to dry naturally so as not to lose the natural movement of the colour on the paper, I had to do some of it and then leave it aside to dry.

There are definitely imperfections in this, but this is a study so this is what I am practicing on. Not really happy with the shading, but hopefully this will improve on the larger version. There is more I could do to this, but I am going to leave it here and finish working on the large version.

I have decided whilst doing this class that for each larger painting, I will do a smaller study to test out techniques. I think this will work well for me as I am definitely looser on this study as it doesn’t matter too much if I succeed or not and that makes it better for the final version.

And on a side note, I went to my graduation for my fine arts certificate course last night and happily discovered I came first in my course. Felt very chuffed and it made all the hard work last year really worth it. I caught up with some of my friends, some of whom have gone on to do the Diploma. I wish I was doing it with them, but maybe next year?


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

9 thoughts on “Painting: Watercolour Tulip study completed

  1. Lovely!!! Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

  2. I like how the final one ended up, the stripes and striations in the petal feel real. It has texture and shading and depth. Nicely done! and congrats on doing so well in your course 🙂

  3. I love these studies! They are quite beautiful and I would be happy to have one of them hung on my wall. Lovely. And thanks for following me!

  4. Congratulations on your course – these tulips are beautiful – the colours are gorgeous too! Well done!

  5. Congratulations, both on the course result and your tulip study 🙂

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