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I’ve been enjoying the beautiful tulip photographs on Malou’s blog, Going Dutch (http://malouprestado.com/author/malouprestado/), and my eyes have been opened to seeing tulips everywhere!  So when I had the opportunity to volunteer at the recent Nature Artists’ Guild Spring Exhibit at the Morton Arboretum and saw these beautiful tulips in the floral arrangement, I had to sketch them.  Over the next two days, the tulips cooperated by not wilting and completely changing on me.  They did seem to darken and open slightly, but overall they held up and made a wonderful subject to draw.  Sketching opportunities abound if we just open our eyes to all the possibilities…

Tulip sketch Karen A Johnson copyright 2012