Friday, March 24, 2017

Fun Friday - The Music of Tulips

Watercolor & Collage - 15X20

I always love stretching the boundaries of traditional watercolor and combing it with collage is a great way to do that. I began by painting in the background, tulips and leaves with loose watercolor washes. I then collected all of the decorative rice papers that I have in my collage stash and painted them the same colors.
Matte medium glued the papers in areas where I wanted more texture and design interest. I used a musical stamp on very thin rice paper and collaged those pieces in and around the tulips. A few final shapes of white rice paper for highlights and a stamped dragonfly to finish it off!


  1. You are very clever Martha and your added touches are gorgeous within your beautiful watercolor painting!!!

    Happy PPF!!!

  2. This is utterly beautiful, Martha. I just stumbled upon your blog and art. Wow! :)

    1. Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to visit and leave a comment:)

  3. Dear Martha,

    Thank you for connecting with us at Create With Joy - I absolutely LOVE your art and your blog! Congratulations - you are our Friend Of The Week and Featured Blogger at this week's Friendship Friday Party which will go live starting Thursday, 3/30 - enjoy!