Friday, April 24, 2009

Uncooperative Tulip

...Against the Wall...
Oil on canvas - 6" x 6"

I was going to paint another classic tulip, this time with a red flower. Well, as soon as I got the tulip indoors, it splayed its petals. Then it refused to stand up straight. I finally ended up leaning it against the wall to get it into the right position. It reminds me of those police shows, where the arresting cop says, "Alright! Against the wall!" (Can you believe, when I was in school, we used artificial flowers--artificial fruit too.)

I used a lot of transparent painting here, to get the glow.



  1. Very lovely painting, Linda. I like the cast shadow.

  2. Nicely done, and good for you to get en plein air!:-)) I did too this week. Lots of challenge and learning to be had outside. Glad to find your blog.


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