Saturday, 13 March 2010

How Dutch can it get

Orange Tulip
In my last post I said that I don't like tulips. I guess I should have written it a bit different. I like tulips in my garden or in a vase on the table (hey, I am Dutch you know) but I just don't like painting them. I don't like painting flowers in general. Too much showing off their beauty or something.

Sometimes, however, you have to paint other things too. Tulips for me is something new and different. Lots of colour and smooth shapes. It's definitely stepping out of my comfort zone.

Today I painted an orange tulip. Very Dutch, being a tulip and being orange. It was fun. This one was bending over a bit so you could almost look inside. This showed the overlapping petals more than the previous tulip I did. To give the tulip more depth I made the shadow parts really dark. I always like a bit of drama ;)

6 comments:

jane minter said...

sigrid ..both the "girlie" tulip and orange tulip are drawn beautiful .

Sigrid said...

Thanks, Jane!

jyothisethu said...

sigrid,
your pictures are lifelike...
the colors, shades and highlights are wonderful...

Elemire said...

Both tulip pictures are lovely, but then again I do like tulips. :) It always amazes me though how garden tulips look so different from the wild ones. :)

Carol said...

Beautiful!

Cecca said...

You don't like painting flowers!?
:-) You do a pretty amazing job in that case. I hope you're well. I'm swamped at work at the moment, and also trying to make tulips out of icing for my sister's wedding.. not so easy! :-)