Purple Tulip Bouquet In Watercolor

Tulips are my favorite flower to paint. They’re simple but elegant, they come in a variety of colors, and the leaves offer a lot of opportunities to play with a range of blues, greens, and yellows. I wasn’t sure if the pastel background would work with this painting, but I think I pulled it off. This painting is based on a tutorial in Fiona Peart’s book, “Tulips in Watercolor.”

Here’s a close-up view:

24 thoughts on “Purple Tulip Bouquet In Watercolor

    • Thank you, Elena. The colors I used were turquoise light, naples yellow, Winsor blue (green shade), raw sienna, and a combination of french ultramarine and opera rose to make the purple–all by Winsor-Newton.

  1. Ahhh…. very nice! While the yellow / purple color harmony is a classic, you have really used it to *FULL* effect, here. There’s a richness that comes through even though the colors themselves are not overly intense. Hmmm…

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