Detail, "Nuance, " 44 x 44
Sometimes I just love a bit of a painting -- in this larger piece, this is the bit! I am into a soft palette lately, with just touches of contrast. I like the play of colors here.
The set - up was tulips with the bulbs attached, which at first I attempted to include in the painting.
Set Up of parrot tulips
In-progress photo in my studio with bulbs in the water (sorry about bad lighting)
Nuance, 44 x 44, bulbs in the water are gone!
Michael came into the studio when this was in progress and said that the bulbs were competing with the flowers. I agreed! So they were painted out and now I do like the focus being up on the flower shapes and below on the shimmer -- proving once again that fresh eyes can be invaluable.