Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Summer of the Series

With the prospect of school soon to end in the next week, I am very excited to have all the time I want to paint.  I have so much beautuful reference from both the Philadelphia Flower Show and my trips to Italy and Sanoma.  I will work alternately from one set of series paintings to another.  For now I start with the Hawaiian Series from the flower show.

"Orchid Peaches"
from the series
"Pua Lu'au"
(Flower Feast)
Watercolor,  12" x 18"
© Carmella Tuliszewski

I have to admit to feeling a little rusty.  It's been over a month since I've done any painting.  I am just beginning this one but feel good about it so far.  The orange glow inside the orchids is almost there but overall it still needs plenty of play time.   I frame each photo in the lens as a composition to paint.  When it comes time to draw from the reference photo, I make any necessary chages in that composition to compliment the arrangement on the page.  Then I'm ready to go with the fun part.

My plan for the summer is to find a local Giclee printer that I can work with to start creating note cards and prints of my paintings.  I will set up a web site with a credit card app and have a go at starting a business of greeting cards, prints and originals for sale.  But first comes all the prep work!

I'll be back with a finish on this soon!  Thanks for viewing.


  1. Sounds like you have quite the plan all set up! Do you know about http://www.etsy.com/ ? It's kind of like a artsy ebay. Several of my friends have an etsy site to sell their crafts. It might be a good way to get your feet wet!

    1. Yes, my artist friend, Sandy Sandy, sells on Esty. I also have come across some others that I'll investigate.
      Fun stuff! Thanks for stopping by.


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