"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, April 5, 2012

 
This painting is a study from a photograph on a get-well card which I received this winter. It is one eighth of a sheet of 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper and I used some very old paints that I have had for at least 25 years - amazing they are still good. They are more opaque than what I usually use, but they have some beautiful colors.

I think the tulips are a wonderful way to celebrate Easter and the beautiful colors and flowers of spring.

5 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Truly beautiful work, Barb. I was just looking down into one of the tulips that is growing in my yard and thinking of painting it myself. I couldn't do them the justice you do here.

Donna PierceClark said...

Yep!
Really springy!

And in this instance, I LIKE the opaqueness of this one!!

You are THE BEST!!
I love you!

Barb Sailor said...

Thansk, Sherry. You should do it, Sherry - tulips are so much fun to paint.

Barb Sailor said...

Donna - Thank you so much. Love you too!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Every time I see this the glow is brighter and brighter! This is just so good, everything about it is just perfect.

I hope you can heal faster than this soon, I can feel your frustration way over here!