Sunday, March 16, 2014

Tip Toe through the Tulips, a Dallas Arboretum Inspiration

my first tulip painting, 1997

I found the first tulip watercolor I did as an adult in 1997.  I had gone to the Dallas Arboretum with my husband and his parents and was in love with all of the red tulips.  I did not have a digital camera, yet, so I may have taken one or two photos of the tulips.  One week later, my husband and I bought our first home, it had red tulips in the front flower beds!  I did the painting before we saw our house, and I should say before I had taken any watercolor classes!  I show this to you - who knows what your tulips would look like after a couple of classes!!!!  

Perfect timing to post this, the tulips are in full bloom at the Dallas Arboretum and I have been working so hard for my upcoming art show at the Dallas Arboretum in April.  Who knew when I was first inspired to paint tulips in the Dallas Arboretum that 17 years later I would be in an art show there.  

Important upcoming dates:  
Artscape, Dallas Arboretum, April 25-27
I am in Booth #57

City Cafe, April 28 - June 1
Solo Art Show


  1. These tulips are unbelievable, Liana. Each one of them is beautiful. I always take pictures of flowers, especially when I visit the Arboretums and wish that I can paint one...tried it ..failed!!! lol So I will have to enjoy your amazing work!!!

  2. H, you are so sweet. I am sure you can paint flowers. Your portraits are outstanding, if you can do people, you can do flowers!

  3. Hi Linda, I love your story of the tulips in the front yard. I had a similar incident where I dreamed I was standing in the front door of a white house with daffodils in front and I looked very happy. Well, 24 years later after divorcing my husband of 23 years I met a wonderful man and started dating. When he took me to his home after a few weeks of dating I saw that dream manifest. I was already feeling the love of this relationship and he owned a little white house with daffodils in the front yard. We have been happily married now for 17 years. I just had to share that with you after reading your story. Blessings!

    1. Carol, thanks for sharing your story! How romantic and dreamy.


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