I will be at Art in Action 2016 (the last Art in Action ever!) and I will be showing my oil paintings. I have also added some tulip paintings – the two large ones you saw previously and some small ones which I’ll show in due course. Artists need to either demonstrate or do something interactive and since oil painting is quite slow, I am going to do origami workshops.
This emblem of UCARE (urology cancer research) is a pink tulip called Tulipa Caresse.
I’ll be teaching how to make origami white lilies, small hot-pink bougainvillea florets and of course pink tulips.
If you would like to download the instructions as a pdf. please do so. This is copyrighted, but may be used for your own use. I drew these instructions in Illustrator from an online demo, but the leaf is my own design. There is another version of a tulip stem (made properly origami style from a square of paper), but it is short and keeps falling over.
Here are the instructions as a low-res j-peg:
So far I have made 35 tulips, but with Art in Action next week and making tulips and demonstrating for four days, there will be many more to come. Do visit the UCARE website and perhaps (if you live in the UK) order some Tulipa Caresse bulbs for a Spring display. While you are about it, you can bid for my painting in the Secret Auction. (No.71) but don’t tell anyone I told you which is my painting! http://www.ucare-cancer.org.uk/