Tulips in acrylic on Yupo paper that has a background of black gesso. Make it difficult to get any light coming through the petals. There's probably a way to do this when painting on black, but it was beyond me lol.

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Comment by Karen Ilari on Thursday

I love your experimenting! But they do look very light against the black! You could always do another layer of paint to cover the black a bit more.

Oh, and Linda, yes acrylic paints to have transparent colors! Different colors vary quite a bit in their transparency.

Comment by Deborah Alavosius on April 22, 2017 at 4:07pm

Very beautiful

Comment by Sarah Irland on April 22, 2017 at 2:21pm

One of my favorite flowers - yellow tulips.  You have done a beautiful job, Wanda. I like the light you have put into it and the texture.  Beautiful!

Comment by Wenda Spooner on April 21, 2017 at 5:38pm

very striking :)  love these projects!

Comment by Charles Eisener on April 21, 2017 at 1:44pm

Hi Wanda -

I saw a recent video that covered this type of composition.  They suggested doing an undercoat of titanium white where you will be placing the brightest colours.  This gives a nice base for using transparent colours and glazes in particular, and is especially useful for back lighted translucent subjects.

Comment by Linda Wooding on April 21, 2017 at 1:36pm

Just wondering if acrylic paints have transparent colors...but regardless, this is lovely!

Comment by Marion on April 21, 2017 at 12:25pm

Pretty! love yellow great leaf too.

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