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Barb's Orange Tulip

Back in April, a friend gave me a tulip from her garden.  It was double, and orange, and swirled with bright color.  I made it into a print.  It took me about eight weeks, and a lot of figuring and fixing and effort - and here it is.  There were six blocks, most of them printed as reductions - that is, I printed the whole blue block in light blue, then carved away the little flowers and printed a slightly darker blue, then carved away that section and printed a darker blue, and finally the darkest blue.  Same sort of thing for red, and for the green tulip leaf.  The tulip alone has four or five different layers of ink.  The whole involved, persnickety process is documented on my group's website, starting with "The Orange Tulip: Process Notes" at…

The print is about 11" x 12" inches, on paper that's about 16" x 17".  I started with 34 sheets of paper, and ended up with 27 good prints - not bad for the most complicated thing I've ever done.  And now I will work on something small and simple for a while!

Oh - the other flowers are Brunnera (looks like forget-me-not, but isn't) and a wildflower called False Garlic (Nothoscordum bivalve).
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1456x1318px 480.03 KB
Canon PowerShot S90
Shutter Speed
1/202 second
Focal Length
18 mm
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Date Taken
Jul 22, 2020, 7:24:09 AM
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GeaAusten's avatar

Really very beautiful

Thank you! It got into an online exhibition, Fantastical Flora and Fauna, at

from 10/25/20 to 11/7/20. Glad you like it!

GeaAusten's avatar

well done !!! xxxxxx