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My Romance with a Tulip

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When EDM Challenge #59 (Draw the first signs of spring) was announced, the tulip plants in front of my apartment were only about 4-6 inches tall and very uninteresting.  I sketched and painted one and then followed that plant through the growth cycle.  Yesterday it bloomed and the pink color is breathtaking.   Here is my romance with one specific tulip plant.  It's not the one that bloomed first and was captured in yesterday's entry.

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GORGEMENTOUS!!!!! I LOVE ALL OF IT, SHIRLEY!!! THE LEAVES, THE COLORS, THE WORDS!!!!!!!

Very nice! I love the idea of painting the tulip all day. I really like the quality of your lines and paint.

Lovely. I love your progression as the tulip grew! Good job.

Oh I love your tulip study. What a great idea. Since mine are just coming up I think I will try that too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kate R

This is an example of the artistic investigation of plants and flowers alla the Botanial Arts traditions. Good observation skills Shirley!

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Hi Shirley - love you tulips. It is truly amazing what you see when you learn to look and the best way to do that is to draw, isn't it? Keep up your great work. I am enjoying your floral series.
Jen

Shirley - Fantastic! love it.

Fantastic idea - time delayed sketching. Very inspirational. Thank you Shirley.

GREAT tulip study! I keep saying I'm going to do something similar, but never take the time, or am never organized enough - to actually DO it! This is really wonderful stuff.

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