Monday, July 18, 2011

Dutch Doozie

I loved the colors and composition of the reference photo for this painting as soon as I saw it, but I rotated it 90' clockwise for the painting. My intention is to capture the exquisite lighting revealing the transparancy of the petals, and also to focus the viewer on the flower's bold center and the contrast of dark and light colors, as well as textures found there.

I'd like to acknowledge Ada Zyborowicz for permitting me to use her wonderful photo of the tulip macro she shot in her home in the Netherlands. Here is a link to her website

Dutch Doozie oil on canvas 20" x 24"

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