30 x 45" original oil
An interesting thought: this is a bold composition for me. It's rare that I have this much of my paintings out of focus. My hope is that the middle ground is contrasted and strong enough to carry the weight and success of the overall composition. This is a total parallel to my life: I hope my attention to today can help me succeed, rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.
My favorite brush stroke in the entire painting is the little orange square on the tulip that is in focus, second from the right. It's the bright orange hit in the middle of the darker petal. I love this bold, random relief of color that balances out that area.