Mar 19, 2013

Watercolor Tulips

I tried this Watercolor Tulip project today, and found it was a good time to introduce a little wet-on-wet painting practice.
1. I recommend drawing the two cup shaped flowers first, one tipping to the side. Add gently curved stems below, and then leaves beside or behind. Dropped petals may be added.
2. Trace the drawing with a black Sharpie marker.
3. Add some crayon lines to flowers as desired.
4. Paint all with liquid watercolor paint. While the petals are still wet, try adding drops of other colors and watch them bleed together. I used the Dick Blick student brand, with my favorite Turquoise Blue for the background.


Barbara Leyne said...

Those are beautiful, Kathy!

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Sue Marrazzo said...

What a NICE idea for a Spring lesson!!!!

Joe said...

They look so cheery : )

Steph said...

We're doing this today because its beautiful first of all and secondly, your instructions are very simple, even I can do it! I will post a pic on my blog!

FunintheFours said...

So pretty! I'm going to do these this week in between spring concert rehearsals. It'll be a nice break from squeezing in Math lessons :)


Karen said...

I LOVE this idea. So simple, yet so lovely! Thank you for all the great ideas you share. I really do appreciate that I'm no longer having to stress out about finding an art project for the week. It's nice to have so many good ideas "in the bank" to pick from. Thanks again!
Karen from NE (4th & 5th classroom teacher)

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Nice ideas for the spring.These are really so beautiful.I love it.