Spring inspires to paint tulips
The spring awakening and the Easter time usually go hand in hand. Like every year, spring inspired me to paint tulip pictures. It is already calendar spring and it is still frosty cold, so I sit in my studio, ignoring the cold outside and have a beautiful bouquet of tulips in front of me as a motive.
Serial painting of tulips aquarelles
Before I start a large painting, I like to paint on a small format first. Often I work serially, that means I start the same topic over and over again. This brings security in painting the subject and I am getting more courageous in experimenting. Such exercises generate spontaneous and creative images.
In my flower paintings, the flower heads with their petals are usually not worked out, because for me the simplified forms are more important. I play with these shapes and try to reinterpret them over and over again. In doing so, I let myself be inspired by what is and happens around me. Now at Easter time, I see oval shapes in colorful eggs and tulips. I take that, and also what is anchored in my memory as the perfect example of Easter and spring and let it flow into my painting. My watercolors are mostly the product of my imagination, in connection with experienced and seen.
So every hobby painter and artist can be inspired in painting, for example with several printed photographs with the theme that you want to paint to dive yourself in the shapes and colors.
So is my current tulip picture created, that should be an Easter greeting to all my readers.
I wish you an exciting and colorful Easter weekend.
Your Angela Tatli