Pink Apricot Watercolor Tulips

Pink Apricot Watercolor Expressionist Tulips - 8 x 10 Fabriano 140 lb Cold Press

Pink Apricot Watercolor Expressionist Tulips – 8 x 10 Fabriano 140 lb Cold Press

Pink Apricot Watercolor Tulips.

I found a few extra moments to steal away to my art studio this past weekend.

I felt like painting some tulips – inspired by our recent trip to Phipps Conservatory‘s Spring Flower Show.

I gave this one a couple tries before I finally decided I liked this version.  I started too tight and too “literal.”  I so admire folks who paint things that look exactly like real life, but it is not my passion.   In my first go, I tried much to hard to replicate the photo.  I then loosened up a bit and created this version that more represents the beauty I felt looking at the tulips.

To me, this painting speaks Joy and Happiness and Life.

And that is what I am feeling this week as we count down the days in wedding week!

Cheers & Hugs,

Daniel Smith Watercolor Paints used:  Rhodonite Genuine, Cadmium Yellow Light, Green Gold, Perylene Green

Paper:  Fabriano Artistico 140lb Cold Press

46 thoughts on “Pink Apricot Watercolor Tulips

  1. I think art is expression and as much as people admire photographic realism, it isn’t enough art for me. 🙂 I love that you went loose and don’t ever feel that you need to make it “look like” how about make it “feel like” 😉 and I think you accomplished that! Beautiful colors and joy is in your tulips. Oh the big day is coming! so exciting!

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  2. Gorgeous artwork Jodi. As soon as I saw this I tried to remember when I read about you starting your painting and then I saw the reply to one of the comments above. It is amazing how your artwork has evolved in the past 2 years. It is a real pleasure to follow this journey with you. As always, thank you for sharing.
    Flo x

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  3. Another gorgeous one Jodi. One of my favouritesof yours, although that’s a really hard thing to do, to choose a few that are the best. Because frankly they are all really amazing. 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on Mandibelle16 and commented:
    Check out Jodi’s amazing blog. She is a gifted watercolour painter and you can even find her beautiful painting in cards and pictures available on Etsy. As well, she shares wonderful tasty recipes, poetry, and has a talented dog named Charlie who is able to post and guest host on his Mom’s blog. If you do t follow her, please do!

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  5. I like the way your paintings are literal enough that I can always tell what the subject is, and yet abstract enough to convey emotion and create interest, rather than just looking like a photo. They are so cheerful, I can’t imagine anyone not wanting them on their walls!

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