Friday, January 21, 2011

"mello yellow"


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"

4 comments:

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Spring and tulips... I sure hope they are both just around the corner!

I dunno... I like the background, the flowers stand out very well against it. A terracotta-y, rust-y background might be interesting too. Do you ever use photoshop to experiment with different colors?

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Susan, what a treat. Your work is wonderful. I love this painting. You inspired me to paint tulips. Well I should say, try to paint tulips. Thank you for sharing. I love everything about this painting including the background.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Deborah, love the idea about a terracotta-y background. I'll have to look around for something, maybe some terracotta tiles. Thanks for the idea.

Hey Joan, great to hear from you!

Jill Berry said...

Oh, I think all your color choices give it perfect harmony. I like the dark-side that gives it drama.
Great work!