The tulip girl

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In the continuous theme of flower girls here is the tulip creation done with watercolours and acrylic on strong watercolour paper.

I try to match the flower shape to the body shape to make a plausible outfit….

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The Lion and the girl

I was inspired by Ivy Newport on instagram with her mixed media rendition (acrylic) of the same subject though with a very different technique.I wanted to paint on brown paper and gouache to get a bit of transparency effect. I like the warm effect of a toned paper but the quality of the paper itself is not too good for water media.I still prefer working with watercolour paper of good quality.

Iris girl

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Gardens are full of beautiful irises at the moment and this had to be the inspiration for my new creation. I started by outlining the girl with graphite and with tranfer paper. I tried to match the shape of an iris with the body of the model…Once satisfied with the overall result, I painted the flower and added some leaves for the skirt and onto the shoes. I used watercolour and ink for the background.

Physalis fairy and how to take care of it

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I created this painting with the idea of using a plant called physalis for inspiration. I thought the shape of the fruit with its cocoon were very striking to start designing an outfit.

After several attempts on drawing paper, I came up with the idea of a fairy creature with pointy ears and wings using watercolour and acrylics for the background.

As for how to get the real plant here are a few steps :

Planting and sowing physalis

Physalis is planted indifferently in Autumn or in Spring.

  • If your region is known for the cold of its winter, best plant in spring.
  • Physalis loves growing in full sun but not if it’s too warm.

You can find physalis planted in shrub or flower beds, in pots and also in the vegetable patch.