"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home" (Twyla Tharp)

Tulip Time!

The second year of learning saw me returning to the Botanical Art School and spending a week with Jenny Phillips.  The subject was a great inspiration - tulips!  Love them - or so I thought .... this was not your ordinary tulip - it was a parrot tulip, with crazy serrated edges and floppy petals - changing every minute, which made it even more difficult.  

© Vicki Lee Johnston

I managed to finish this one during the week away so it was great to return home with a completed painting.  I am looking forward to painting more in the future.


  1. Oh my GOD you are talented!!! I wish I was able to create such beauty, it's incredible !

    came across your blog from Chateau delille - so happy i did !

    <3 Lily

  2. Thanks so much Lily - sorry so late to reply, I wasn't notified of your comment. Your blog is beautiful - well done!