Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Three Tulips

Well, finally all those bulbs I planted last fall are beginning to bloom. I choose three tulips, two red, one pink, and tried to capture them in the light from the studio window. The little Limoges porcelain bowl , with tiny flowers of its own, made a nice addition to the arrangement.
Reds, particularly alizarin crimson, are sometimes hard to work with. Alizarin is very fluid, and seems to take forever to dry. I actually started this yesterday, and had to let it dry overnight in order to try to put the last touches in.
And two days of sunshine in a row... that's been unusual lately. I see clouds building up, so maybe its a good thing I quit work, as that nice sunny window light is about to go away!

2 comments:

Helen Read said...

wonderful colors! This one really says "spring" to me! beautiful!

Deb Pero Daily Paintings said...

thanks, Helen!