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



3 comments:

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.