I will be in the Ucare charity tent at Art in Action 2016 as one of their artists, and I am currently designing some tulip cards featuring Ucare’s adopted tulip Tulipa ‘Caresse’. View the first one by clicking on this link.
Working with a pink flower is a bit tricky, because people usually only buy these for little girls or very elderly women! I decided to hot up the pinks and add mauves and lime greens. Luckily hot pink is this summer’s colour!
And then I thought it could also be a good idea to do a field of mauve tulips with just one pink tulip – so that it is could be the ‘Most special tulip’. When you look at tulips against the light, the overlap of the petals gives a dark almond shape, so this is a repeat pattern.