This tulip field watercolour, along with my charcoal drawing of an eagle, won Wyndham City Council’s, Cultural Encouragment Award 2008.
It’s painted on A3 watercolour paper that’s over 185gsm. We were told in my year 11 art class to have a quick experiment with a medium that we haven’t really used before, so I decided to try watercolour. I started with the tulip just to the left of the center and couldn’t really stop! I used the dry watercolours that you then wet, – of artist quality.
What I really like about watercolour is the way that you can so easily create different tones in your colours just by adding more water, that and the fact that you can wet again and remove if you’re not happy with it.
I actually became quite attached to the single paint brush I used for this painting, so much so that when I snapped it half way through, I got some strong tape, stuck it back together and finished the painting with the same brush!!!!