This one was pure joy to paint this morning. Loose, sketchy and fun. I was aiming more for the "feeling" of tulips, than the actual portrayal of what they look like.
The bouquet was the last, droopy one of tulips at our local grocery store, and I even managed to get a discount because it was already looking a little shop worn. I don't think I'll be seeing any more tulps this spring, so it's on to other florals now.
Welcome to my daily painting blog. Here I'll post my efforts to paint one small painting a day, with a little wiggle room by saying five per week. I work primarily in oils these days, but also love my watercolors. I hope you enjoy my work, and as always, your comments are welcome.
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And so it has taken me all of sixty years to understand that water is the finest drink, and bread the most delicious food, and that art is worthless unless it plants a measure of splendor in people's hearts. ~ Taha Muhammad Ali ~
"I would like to paint the way a bird sings.”--Claude Monet
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