I love yellow tulips. I love their warm and inviting color. And I love how they remind me of spring. Unfortunately a few hours after receiving 2 dozen yellow tulips they began to bend and snap 4-6 inches along their stems. Maybe because their buds were large in comparison to their skinny stems??? The following morning I clipped them and put them in water goblets. I think maybe I should have used a different color cloth instead of this khaki green. Any suggestions? "Mello Yellow" oil on linen 24"x12"
Painting is a passion similar to someone motivated to throw a perfect fast ball or win a marathon. It takes some natural abilities and a whole lot of work and determination to get it just right.
My inspiration to paint is from the beauty I see in my day to day life. Sometimes that amazing beauty is discovered in a simple bin of onions purchased from a farmers market, or the inspiration is found traveling through the southwest, beachcombing on the Jersey shore, or exploring through Spain. Regardless of where I am, there is always something wonderful to paint. As a result my paintings are mostly created ‘en plein air’meaning, on site and from direct observation, not from a photograph. During very cold winter months I will take my smaller plein air paintings and use several to create a larger piece. The common relationship shared between my plein air and studio paintings is that they were inspired from the simple beauty of our lives.
I feel quite blessed to have a loving family who overlooks my messiness while I am absorbed in a painting and on a quest to make one stunning piece of art.