Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Velvety Tulips

Velvety Tulips


Because of our unusually long and snowy winter, I have been anxious to paint a spring subject.

These are some tulips and daffodils from my garden bouquet photographed a couple years ago. I was inspired by the gorgeous hues and non-formal arrangement of the flowers in a simple glass tumbler. They were photographed outside, and once I started taking lots of shots, the flowers naturally opened up. This allowed me to include all portions of the flower’s center. The challenge was using an odd scrap of paper for the composition instead of a standard size, which usually seems bland — the paper size and cropping of the photo actually emphasized the design. This design includes a purple and red tulip and a variegated yellow/red tulip.

Posted in Stunning Still Lifes on March 14, 2010.

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Original 7 ½″ × 14 ¾″

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