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!


Helen Read said...

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

Deb Pero Daily Paintings said...

thanks, Helen!