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Friday, March 28, 2014

Gardens and Parks, red tulips by Margaret Coote

My friend Christina picked me up from work last night and we went to the grocery store. We still have cold weather and a winter-like feeling here in Rochester, and no flowers…

When I saw these tulips at the store it made me think of all the beautiful tulips and other flowers you all have been posting here. So I said to Christina, "Let's split a bouquet of these! And I can paint them!"

Here is my first effort, done very quickly but I'm just happy to have painted them at all.

Thank you all for your beautiful flowers!


The scanner is too good - it picks up whatever's on the other side of the paper in my sketchbook :)




12 comments:

  1. Hi Margaret! I LOVE your tulips. I have ONE tulip in the yard that had flowered because our weather has been so messed up. I think this last cold rain may have ruined the rest of the buds :( And our one tulip looks just like the way you painted them! Simple and beautiful!

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    1. Hi Rasz! Thanks so much! I hope you get some more tulips in your yard!

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  2. Oooh! If this is your first effort that must mean there are more versions to come. I like the rich true colors you used and it looks like you did this directly in watercolors. Yeah!!! Soon NY will see spring...I hope. lol

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    1. :) Thanks Joan! I was actually planning to do a bunch of these as they go through their lifespan, from fresh and tall to droopy. We'll see how many I actually do, but you've encouraged me to share them if I do :) Yes, soon we will see spring. I saw tiny fuzzy buds at the ends of some magnolia branches today…!

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  3. I thought the background was nicely done, and now I see it is the other side of your paper. LOL. The tulips are very pretty. I think if you put a piece of white paper on the back it would not show thru to the other side of your paper. Might try that . .

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    1. Hee hee! Thank you, and thank you for the tip, I will definitely try that!

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  4. I too was drawn to the blue 'shadow and red balls' behind the flowers! I'd leave it this way! But really, the tulip painting is great and stands on it's own! ;-)

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  5. Oh that is nice. You should frame that one.

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  6. Margaret. I love your tulips with the red color!

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