This week I've been swimming in all shades of red as I worked through this painting of a tulip. Tulips have such intense colour that we all love and I really wanted this painting to be vibrant, rich and bold. It's fairly small (8 x 8 inches) but it sure brightens things up wherever it's sitting. A lovely punch of colour sure is welcome in the house as we are finding our way out of winter. I think that's the reason why I was drawn to it this week - I need colour and I need Spring!
My favourite parts of making this painting were the beautiful shines in this piece, and the strong contours of the petals always hold my attention. I painted it on a cradled wood panel so it sits nicely on a shelf or mantel, or it can hang on a wall, of course. It is available in my shop ($130 USD) if you'd like it to come live at your house :)
One last shot for you... in order to make a painting I have to go through some mess and so here's a little glimpse of my painting table this morning with the leftovers of this tulip - headphones and all.
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