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Red Tulip – Daily Painting – Karen Winters

September 9th, 2007

Red Tulip 11 x 15 watercolor on paper (quarter sheet)

Here’s another new one for the show – a red and golden striped tulip from Descanso Gardens, catching the last rays of the day. And speaking of rays, I’m happy to report that our heat wave has broken. We had dinner on the patio last night and it was 68 degrees at 7:oo or so – what a change from just a week ago when it was close to 100 at that time. Very weird.

I spent today organizing my files to make prints and I was astounded to discover that I have more than 162 pieces in my catalog – and that’s just the ones that I have a positive feeling about. There must easily be three or four times that many. Today was the process-athon. Tomorrow begins the making print and framathon. Eventually comes the sleepathon.

At least (I think) I can take some comfort in the fact that I will never have this kind of intense startup again. There will be more paintings to paint and frame, but the learning the ropes part, the knowing where to go to get this or that supply – that should hopefully be a bit more predictable and relaxed.

9 Comments »

  1. I’m starting classes again this fall, as I haven’t painted all summer
    I’m afraid of the bold lines – such as you have done so well in the darker colors of your flower.
    I’m just going to have to grit my teeth and let that brush get juicy and slash!~!!

    Comment by Pamela — September 10, 2007 @ 7:44 am
  2. Hi Pamela,
    Yes, just let it flow – there’s nothing to fear. It’s only paper, after all. Sometimes what I fear is the loss of time I’ve invested in a painting if I try something bold and it ruins it. But as long as I learn something from the experiment even that’s not a total loss. So, go for it!

    Comment by Karen — September 10, 2007 @ 8:24 am
  3. What a lovely flower. That would look great on a wall. Good luck with your current project.
    w.

    Comment by wendy — September 10, 2007 @ 12:31 pm
  4. Gorgeous!

    Comment by hfm — September 10, 2007 @ 1:44 pm
  5. Wow, Karen, the color in this is wonderful, and I love the shadows of the pistil/stamen/whatever it is–I should know and have forgotten–on the petals. Just gorgeous!! Your show is going to be great.

    Comment by Linda T — September 10, 2007 @ 2:51 pm
  6. Karen this one really caught my eye. ;)
    My best to you for your turn at teh gallery.

    Comment by toni — September 11, 2007 @ 3:06 am
  7. This is incredibly gorgeous! It sings!
    Yes it was lovely weather last night! (but it was a lot warmer than you indicated!) lol

    Comment by Nancy — September 12, 2007 @ 7:57 am
  8. Oh my goodness, I am bleary eyed and tired – what a typo! I changed it to 68 degrees, not 38. Heavens, that was wishful thinking, wasn’t it? LOL

    Comment by Karen — September 12, 2007 @ 8:02 am
  9. Gorgeous flower! I, too, love that shadow in the center — so dramatic!

    Comment by Linda — September 15, 2007 @ 6:45 pm

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