I grew some stripey tulips purposely to take their pictures!! They did not impress me until they were almost at the end of their lovely lives. The stripes became muted and the colours softened. I made use of the sunny windy days and kept on taking pictures of them, being blown by the wind and against  the light background of the sky. I even photographed them just before their petals finally fell off – what fun.  I am finding that using matt art printing papers and matt inks gives these prints a very special beauty – they will be on show in the window of the Martock Gallery very soon – mid June.