Thursday, January 10, 2013

Yearning SOLD

'Yearning'  SOLD
ACEO size (2.5 x 3.5 inches) watercolor on paper

I have now (for the next few days) resorted to painting little ACEO's in watercolor for my daily paintings. I *thought* 5 x 7 was a manageable size, but when you include quite a bit of detail, it still ends up taking me more than a day. And up until now I've been a few paintings ahead, but now I'm not. So small ones it is!! ;)

But I really like this one. This was a tulip from my grandmother's garden last summer. I love tulips. I think they are my second favorite flower.* When we bought our first house and I could actually plant things my mom came over in the fall and helped me plant a bunch of tulips, daffodils, and crocus. And now every year when they bloom I think of her.

This is painting 8/30 in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. Huzzah!!

* in case you were wondering my first favorite flower is a calla lily. They were my wedding flower. :)  


  1. It is so interesting that Tulip is my favorite flower, and Cala Lily is my second favorite! How odd is that!! My first flower painting ever is also a Cala Lily...

    I really like this painting -- it captured the full liveliness and the feeling of "yearning" -- for blooming, for spring, for sun, for life -- in the lush color of the petals. I remembered you painted a rose last year and it also captured the life in the bloom so well.

    I am also curious -- when you sell your AECOs do you ship them matted or just as is?

  2. Muy bueno, me gusta mucho :)

    Un saludo.

  3. Muy bueno, me gusta mucho :)

    Un saludo.

  4. This tulip is beautifully painted, Crystal!!!

  5. It is so beautiful! I find it hard to sketch daily let alone complete an entire painting - however small!
    My favorite flower is the vibrant red poppy. My second favorite is the bright red Tulip. No prizes for guessing what my favorite colour is ;0) I also LOVE moss! It drives me crazy when hubby decides to sprinkle moss killer on the lawn. I call it natures carpet. Beautiful :0)


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