Two Tulips {best buddies}


20110123 two tulips 8x6
Two Tulips, Best Buddies
{8" x 6" (20.3 x 15.2 cm) – oil on linen panel}

All these small floral paintings are painted from life, usually completed in one session. Typically each session takes 2-3 hours to complete and the amazing thing about painting flowers from life is that they have a tendancy to change between the initial block in and completing the final touches.

With this painting the outer most left leaf was originally standing tall, but by the time I focused my sole attention on it, the leaf had curled down and would not be coaxed back to a vertical position. Making it look like the taller tulip is supporting, almost embracing the other tulip.