tags: pink tulip - floral art - original oil painting - 6x8 - surrealism - for sale - alla prima
Tulip Trio in Pink
8x6 inches - oil on canvas panel
Yes, another floral in oils has somehow slipped in between the architectural pastels. It is, after all, almost springtime and these beauties will begin emerging from winter dormancy within a month. I painted this yesterday, on a whim, after going through my many reference photos of flowers and selecting some for a series of 6x6" wood panels I have recently made up, and decided to keep this in a portrait format.
Have you ever had a painting just wander off in its own direction as you painted it? This was one of those paintings. The original photo was taken against a shingled wall and building base back in Mystic last April - ugly, but I loved the flowers. I originally planned on a neutral background, similar to the rose portrait painting I did last month. Somehow, it evolved into something resembling a simple abstracted landscape. I pushed paint around, removed some, added more, switched colors and finally decided to stop. I can't stop thinking that it might look really, really cool with some clouds. Or a completely out of context mountain range in the distance.
I don't know if it works or not, but for some odd reason, I like it. I do love the color harmony I get with oils; this has thalo violet, cadmium red medium, permanent rose, sap green and a pale cobalt blue hue with white.
Back to the pastel Ancient Architecture series tomorrow.