Holidays, Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Happy Everything!

tulips and baby's breath

Tulips are one of the universal signs of spring so I thought I’d show you an easy way to paint them~

tulips copy

You can have flowers blooming all the time


on a bowl


on a window sill

tulips and bunnies

on a stemmed glass


Easy Peasy


Start with a fat brush and two or three colors.  Experiment to find the combo you like~ I used pink, red and yellow. Dip your brush in each color


Top left:  begin petal at base and make a curved stroke, finishing in a point.  Reload brush with more paint and make a second stroke in the same manner.  For the third stroke, begin at the base and then curve in the opposite direction finishing again in a point, top right

Bottom left: add one more stroke if you like, but I generally keep my tulips to 3 strokes, bottom right

For the blooms below I added white~see how each one has a color variation?

painting tulips

Add stems; Load brush with yellow and green [ I like pine green or sap green for plants]

Start with tip of brush at the base of the tulip bloom and stroke downward in a slight curve, letting the stroke widen at the bottom

Reload brush and now start at the bottom, using a wide stroke, curving slightly and turning as it goes up, and finish with a point, see above center

Reload brush and add another leaf on the opposite side of the stem


These tulips were done with red and pink, pink and white, yellow and white, white and cream, red and yellow


Experiment with color combinations~ the key is loading the brush [dipping in paint] in several colors and letting the colors mix on the surface as you paint.  Fast is best. Quick strokes, don’t over work it

When you paint on a slick surface like glass or ceramic, you can quickly rinse the paint off if you don’t like it or use a paint remover like Goof Off, to remove it after it dries.

tulips 1

Have a joy filled day!

tulips 5

Bloom where you’re planted and plant blooms where you are!


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23 Responses to “Holidays, Happy Easter!”
  1. Lynn says:

    I love your beautiful multi-colored bouquet! Happy Easter Jenna, have fun with the kids:@)

  2. Mary says:

    Oh I love those tulips blooming on your long elegant stems Jenna! Beautiful, wishing a flower-filled Easter! ♥

  3. Rosie M. says:

    Thank you for the special wishes as well as your “tulip tutorial”. What a wonderful way to start an Easter Sunday. Ah…the power of beautiful blooms. Sending Happy Easter to you as well, Jenna.
    Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  4. Liz Mackie says:

    So pretty. Thank you and Happy Easter!

  5. Love your paintings … wish I could do that. Good tutorial, so maybe I will try. Your flower arrangements are beautiful. Have a wonderful day.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasrues

  6. Love them all especially the trifle bowl. Happy Easter!

  7. hollybertone says:

    Happy Easter Jenna! Hugs, Holly

  8. Madonna says:

    Looks like Spring. I wish I could paint.

  9. Ooohh! I love tulips! The glasses that you painted are so pretty!

  10. Marigene says:

    Beuatiful, Jenna. You make it look so easy for this art challenged old lady!

  11. Oh my gosh! I love all the painting on glass! I am going to try this, thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing on Something to Talk About! Pinning!

  12. FABBY says:

    Oh my this is beautiful and you are so talented…I love, love it!
    Thanks for sharing.

  13. Missy says:

    I love tulips! Thank you for sharing how to paint them!

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