The Tulip Treehouse by naddy

The Tulip Treehouse

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Added: Mar 29, 2002
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Something from out of this world is beyond the tulip treehouse.

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rita's picture

Magical, James!

naddy's picture

Glad you like my work Marcela

twstdrealty8's picture

Wow...you just amaze me to the point of being speechless. Your talent amazes me and its beyond belief.

naddy's picture

Thank you for the wonderful compliment Chris. I work in layers, similar to a glazing technique. I've found ways to keep my colors from muddying up. I also use a sepia ink to help keep some of that needed detail & to speed up my process. I also, stay away from using any black, I think that helps keep the colors more pure.

Guest's picture

I didn't know you could get this kind of control with watercolors. I know that you can add or remove water to vary the consitency of the medium, but it doesn't seem like you used a very thick solution here.
So how do you keep the stuff from running everywhere?
Anyway, this is a beautiful piece.
Soft, beautiful, delicate, (and like you say) whimsical.
The execution of the girl's face is outstanding.

naddy's picture

Everyone has a story to tell.

blueunicorn's picture

I look at this painting and wonder what is the story behind it. It tells me my own, but I still wonder.....

naddy's picture

Thank you Tiina. It has taken me years of practice & mess-ups & plenty of all-nighters to get to this point. There is still LOTS to learn. I'm not afraid to mess-up, that's how I learn.

naddy's picture

Hi! Joslynn & Tiina. No I don't use any friskett or masking. I find it slows me down a bit. I lay the watercolors right on my drawing. I cover up all my whites (white paper) & work up from a middle ground. I work in what you would call a glazing technique. I dont use any airbrushing either.

Guest's picture

I must air out my admiration on your color choices again, the bright pastel pink that replicates or "echoes" so to speak in the violet frowers, the glow of that pink is not from this world, howd u managed it? nice nice nice.

josie's picture

Awww, your children amaze me. Do you use friskett to keep your watercolors so clean?

*Very curious*

Art at its best.