Monday, December 21, 2009

Red Parrots

Bundles of Gorgeous Red Parrot Tulips nestled in a bucket... huddled together like a flock of red birds.   My heart began to beat faster and I felt a flutter in my stomach, (which is always a sign that whatever I am looking at would make a good painting, or be inspiration for a painting)... so I selected a bundle of 5 and headed back to my studio.  By the next day they were opening nicely. Crinkled variegated edges on rich red petals, with the hint of a subtle, sweet fragrance when I stuck my nose into the centers.  How could anyone not love tulips?

$200.00, 12x12 inches, oil on canvas


Dar Presto said...

It's gorgeous. The paint handling is so great.
Congratulations on the article. Your respect and understanding of flowers really does come through.

Bobbi Heath said...

I love this one! I think flowers are difficult, and you have captured these so beautifully, the luscious intense colors and the strong composition. I like the striped fabric as a background as well, sort of regal, just like these gorgeous flowers.

k. Madison Moore Contemporary Fine Artist said...

Wonderful intense palette. I love your use of reds in your work. Wonderful Gwen.