Happy birthday, mommy!
For my mom’s special day, I decided to surprise her with a bouquet of tulips (on canvas, of course). Painting the bouquet was a bigger challenge compared to my past works because I’ve never used a 16x12in canvas before with watercolor as my main paint.
Here are pictures of my progress.
Once I started working on the background, I froze. I couldn’t make it appear the way I wanted it to. At first I wanted it to have this ‘patched’ look, but when I realized I couldn’t do it, I started experimenting.
I tried putting black and green together, but it ruined it–the flowers looked suitable for a funeral. So, I thought about going for a bolder and brighter color. Maybe I should turn it all red? Or yellow? Yellow got stuck with me, so with the help of one tube of yellow acrylic paint, I fixed the background.
And after adding some more dabs of color to the bouquet, a masterpiece was born. Voilà!
I’m really happy it turned out looking great. Even though I couldn’t fully get rid of the green and black, it made for a serendipitous effect.
I love you, mommy!