Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Pair of Tulips

This is the second painting in my Tulip series.  I was looking for a different composition in which I could use some interesting lighting.  I just happened to lay these down on my surface with the light on, and there it was!  I liked the sweeping angle and the interesting shadows thrown by the tulips.  The tulip colors vary slightly from my first attempt (previous post), but this series was also designed to explore "reds", so I felt more free to vary the color.  Let me know what you think!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Two Red Tulips


Where does the time go?  I can't believe it's almost a month since my last post!  But Spring has finally arrived and I find myself enjoying my garden and the spring flowers.  Flowers have always been a love of mine and I could not resist painting some red tulips.  I do seem to have this "red" thing going for a while now.  I"ve been exploring different reds, different backgrounds and various red objects.  I haven't really painted a series before, but this is the first of three paintings of red tulips.  I'm sharing this one today, with the others to follow soon.