Tulipa 'Flaming Parrot'

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Tulipa 'Joseph Paxton' & 'Adonis' feathered Watercolour on Kelmscott Vellum

          "Strickland paints meticulously and slowly, using a ‘dry brush’ technique to layer multiple translucent and subtly different shades to suggest variations in temperature and tone. This technique allows light to penetrate though the paint surface, suffusing it with a glowing quality as it reflects from the off-white surface of the vellum below, akin in technique and feel to a precious medieval enamel."

Rebecca Wall, Jonathan Cooper