This is the first stage of my Tulipa 'Talitha' Watercolour and Gouache painting. The drawing is based on photographs taken at the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland. The gardens are beautiful, so many tulips to paint. I particularly love the fringed group of tulips. They look spectacular with their stunning fringes.
I like to draw everything out before I start painting. I am using Langton NOT (cold pressed) 200lb watercolour paper. When I have drawn out my chosen composition I always take a tracing of it. I keep it for my records, and in case I have to start again.
Next week I will start painting.