Friday Flowers: White Tulips

Watercolor artist
Birgit O’Connor shares her strategy for painting glorious white tulips in the latest installment in our Friday Flowers series.

As she shows you how she painted White Tulips (watercolor, 40×30), O’Connor offers this advice:

Treat a white flower like any other flower, only with much less paint, letting the white of the paper represent the brightest hues. The principal idea in the latter method is to paint the lines that imply the shape and let the white of the paper represent the flower.

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to see all nine steps and her palette, and click here to see last week’s demonstration, Radiant Reds. And be sure to check back next Friday for the next step-by-step demonstration!

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