Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Tulip


The small canvas (which came with its own miniature display easel, not pictured) called for a small subject. I happened to have a vase of tulips on the dining table, and they were opening up, brazenly revealing themselves to the eye... The work of Georgia O'Keefe was on my mind when I decided to to paint close up, pushing the edges of the petals out of the painting.

I worked in acrylic largely because I didn't want to make the dining room smell of turpentine.

Acrylic on canvas, 9 x 7cm, painted April 2011.
Painted as a gift.

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