Monday, August 29, 2011


Orange Tulips
original watercolor
9" x 12"

There is nothing quite so striking for me as seeing brilliantly colored flowers against a dark background. "Orange Tulips" is done in harmonious colors from the same side of the color wheel. This gives the painting a calm, tranquil feel, even though you realize there is bright sunlight. Usually I do my backgrounds in colors which are on the opposite sides of the color wheel to create that "pop", but here the sunlit tulips create their own pop. :-)

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