WetCanvas March 2013 Challenge – Tulips



March WetCanvas challenge

 was tulips.  Now I find flowers really hard (see 



 and oh my word 


) so I’ve left it to the last minute.  I went back to the

Charles Reid

 method of careful contour drawing followed by (almost) once and done painting.  I’m actually not too disappointed with this – the leaves have good movement and the tulips aren’t a complete disaster.

Steps below :

Watercolor Tulips Wetcanvas Challenge

The first pass through where everything got covered.  The final step was to add more color to the flowers and enhance the darks in the leaves as well as add in a unifying background.

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