Watercolour and Ink on Paper
26cm x 36.5cm (10.25" x 14.5")
I had to paint these tulips. Tommy Kane posted a striking ink and watercolour sketch of some tulips on the Urban Sketchers blog (http://www.urbansketchers.org/search/label/Tommy%20Kane) and then Elaine bought these beautiful tulips.
I already have two paintings on the go, but I had to leave them to draw and paint the tulips.
This was more difficult than I anticipated. I haven’t done any sketching this year and I seemed to have forgotten how. I have been following the exercises from the Natural Way to Draw and painting watercolours from photographs. This is the first time this year that I’ve sat down in front of something with the intention of drawing and painting it.
The drawing at the bottom of the post is a contour drawing of the same tulips that I drew before starting the sketch.
Contour Drawing - 12 March 2011
Graphite Pencil on Paper
28cm x 51cm (11" x 20")