Monday, May 11, 2009


Click on the close-up photo below of the main tulip from today's posting to see the texture of the paint and some of the subtle colours.
I bought these tulips last week and placed them in a clear glass vase in our dinning room. Tall and willowy they seemed to bend and twist in all directions while trying to hold up their heavy heads. Ornate and grand... Looking like they belonged in Versailles next to Louis XIV's writing desk inspired me capture a likeness... to paint their portrait.

I wanted to convey the rich tones and textures of each petal, accentuating the baroque qualities of each tulip before they started to drop all their petals and... dare I saw... loose their heads.

16x20 inches, oil on canvas, (needs some drying time)

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