Simply Veganlicious wrote this on the Instagram version of this piece: “And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils.” (Wordsworth)
Daffodils–3 bunches for $5….and the challenge of painting yellow in shadow…..
This is the last of the tulips from the series. This was almost completely closed when I started to draw and paint it…but shortly after wound up like this…kind of like time lapse photography.
I had 13 paintings of food delivered to Galeria Gitana the day I painted this for the Matter of Taste exhibit that will open on April 11. I realized that one of the things that was making this set up pop for me was the white of the table and the wall, so I zoomed out to paint this.
I still had the tulips so I decided to paint them again. At first I was going to paint the curvy clear glass vase, but then I just realized, in a smallish painting, this would work better. The evolution of the last 3 pieces is kind of interesting.
Okay, so this happened sooner than I anticipated…going bigger….and hopefully even bigger soon. Meanwhile, I enjoyed the freedom that the extra space allowed. The spreading tulips needed their space!
Special on tulips at Whole Foods today. I have 3 vases to choose from. I was going to paint these even larger…but decided to rein it in. I’m reminding myself to paint smaller and more often…though the temptation to go larger is there…and I will do so soon…but I’d like it to be on a day that I’ve already been painting a lot in the days before. I answered the phone during this painting, which turned out to be a mistake…Oh well, live and learn.