Tulips on my mind

Tulip bunch watercolor

I have more tulips to share with you today. I can’t seem to get enough of them lately.

πŸŒ·πŸ’šΒ πŸŒ·

Happy Mother’s Day, friends! 🌷

I was excited when my tulips started coming up this Spring. A short time later though, I found that something had dined on all of the buds. My beautiful daffodils nearby survived so I was thankful for that.Β 

I thought I would have to wait until next year to see the tulips I planted last fallΒ but luckily,Β  a few survived. Oh happy day!!

Purple tulip in the garden

I snapped this pic last weekend.Β  This little beauty made my day…

What a gorgeous color!Β  That’s a #colorcrush for sure πŸ˜€


Tulips painted with coffee

I played with coffee again and painted a few tulips. After the painting dried, I sketched on top with a sepia micron pen.


ink sketch of tulips

Always fun playing with design ideas


ink and wash tulip painting

and splashing around some paint.

Adding color on top of an ink sketch as I did with this one, is a challenge for me. I feel this internal struggle with where to start and how much color to add.


Tulip bunch watercolor

Tulip bunch – 9 x 12 inch Arches hot press watercolor paper

A loose watercolor painting with a large round brush. Direct paint to paper with no sketching first. I like this simple composition and was happy that I walked away before I had time to overwork it. Knowing when to stop is often the hardest part.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸


I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

Patty Anne Art

Author: pattyanneart

An artist in love with watercolor painting and photography. On a journey to share art and happiness.

12 thoughts on “Tulips on my mind”

  1. Wow! Love that bright pink blossom on your tulip!! πŸ’—πŸŒ· I planted tulips in my front yard one year and the deer mowed them down! 😧 I love your painting experiments, Patty Anne! 😍 The last one is my fav! 🌸

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