Picture Profile: 0006 Tulip Story

AMATEUR ARTWORK: 2002 to 2005

Please note that all paintings listed by Artist Codes 0000 to 0020 were painted prior to my turning professional. I started to number them in this way not in any particular order, then realized that if I was to be a professional, I needed to have a proper coding practice. So I decided after these 21 pictures that I would have four-digit Artist Codes, the first two digits representing the year, and the second two digits the order in which I either painted or sketched the artworks (not necessarily completing them at the time), i.e. “1023” was painted in 2010 and was number 23 of 23 paintings started during that year.

0006 Tulip Story

0006 Tulip Story

Botanical Illustration. Artist Code: 0006. Completed March 2003. Original SOLD. Water colour. Unframed size 12” x 16” 

SOLD at my Cambridge Open Studios Exhibition, 12 July 2008.

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Life size water colour botanical illustration (with a ‘twist’). An idea to tell a story in one picture resulted in several trips to different florists and garden centres to find tulips which fascinated me. This drawing was composed to tell the life story of a tulip, from bulb to over-out flower. After putting most of my idea onto paper (and see original pencil sketch below), a slight mental conniption resulted in the flashy over-out flower head, leaves and stem erupting from the right hand side bringing a slight ‘twist’ to the not-so-botanical-study—but I liked it, and so did the purchaser of the original (although my art tutor said it would not hold up as a true botanical illustration!).

0006 Tulip Story. Original Pencil Sketch

0006 Tulip Story. Original Pencil Sketch