I recently meant two new business owners and they have requested watercolors of tulips....in August.
I love painting flowers but I am seasonal...inspired by what is blooming in my life at the moment, but ....hey....they are wanting tulips...I can do this!!!
First I looked for photos in my computer stash and I found a few. Tom suggested I google "tulips" but I like to work from my own photos. He said, "You'll find zillions of them there!!!!" I just glared at him for a few seconds and he walked away.
Second I opened the old shoe box marked FLOWERS and found several photos I had taken in past years. I really like the feel of photo references in my hands....and these dog eared 4 x 6's were inspiring to a point.....most I had already used over the years for lessons and paintings that had long since found a home on some one's wall.
Frustrated, I sat there at the drawing table for a few more minutes, and thought....what would I tell my students to do? I realized that I knew evnough about tulips to design a few composition.
A few? HA!! I now have 13compositions I like and may paint every one of the ideas!
Which one do you like????
I will tell you my favorites later and post paintings!!!