It’s been some time since I did a really detailed and complex watercolour, so I set up this still-life in the afternoon sunlight of my studio.These tulips in a complex glass vase just appealed to me although a passing thought was this might make a better alkyd oil painting, but I’m not sure my skills in that area were ready for such a challenge. Anyway, here it is. Image size 14″ x 17″ on 300 lb. Arches cold pressed paper, using W&N Artist Quality colours.

For a step-by-step demo on how this was done click here.


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