Friday, May 26, 2017

Modern Tulips
12 x 12  x 1.5 "
Oil on Gallery-wrapped canvas

Why call it "Modern Tulips”?  Like many of my paintings, this piece started much different than it ended up! Originally, it was supposed to be a traditional piece, some tulips in a vase. But it soon became a study of how the colors work together - the darks and lights, cool colors next to warm ones, how the eye moves around the painting, and the texture of the painting surface itself. The style of the painting became as important as the subject it portrayed, and thus its title.

Painted on gallery wrapped canvas, the picture continues on all sides. It is meant to hang flush against the wall and does not need framing. 

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