Feb 14, 2012

Miss Scarlett II

 10 x 10" original oil

I painted this patch of tulips last June and decided to revisit them in another painting. It was hard to paint them so small (10x10" versus 24x36" last time). I kept reaching for smaller brushes, which I didn't have, then I told myself to do with a big brush what I could see - it was a good exercise in letting paint be paint. I just love the red inside of the center tulip. She is such a stand-out.
...a detail of the center of the painting

1 comment:

Kay said...

I don't know how you painted this beautiful and complicated tulip patch so small. I am sure that you enjoyed the challenge and the feeling of getting lost in the many leaves and petals. I love it!