Saturday, May 14, 2011


I haven't used watercolors in a little while so I pulled them out again.  Another reason I wanted to try them was because I had purchased a watercolor canvas.  I've never used them before and was eager to try.  I've spent two days on it so far, and I'm not exactly happy with it.  One the challenges I've run into using the canvas is the fact that you pretty much just push the color around.  There is very very little absorbancy.  Which of course is good and bad, but what I found was its hard to layer.  As soon as I'd brush over it it'd pick up the color that had already dried and I'd have to start all over again.  This piece though did give me the opportunity to use the white watercolor.  It helped me achieve the pink in the tulips. I think I'm going to set this one aside for a little bit, but keep it in sight so I can decide what to do next.  In the meantime, I'm going to start something else.  Not sure what yet, but something! 

In the Tulips
12x12, Watercolor, Watercolor Canvas


  1. This is beautiful! I love the colors in your background - perfect backdrop for the delicate tulips & bright greens. Very nice.

  2. Thank you very much! I really appreciate the comment! :)