Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Happy Tulips


"Happy Tulips"
Oil on canvas 24" x 30 1/2"
click on painting for a larger view

This painting basically started painting itself. I used it to clean my brushes off with all the colours from a  previous painting. I don't usually tone my canvas that way but it was staring at me almost daring me to start a new "large" painting. When I came back to my studio, I could see the tulip shapes on the canvas.

I was quite happy to start painting without having to come up with the idea, design, colours etc, they were already basically there. I have some texture on it as well, but it doesn't show up in my photos. I painted the sides so it can be hung without a frame. A large, nice happy, and bright cheery painting.

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2 comments:

  1. Love this one Karen! The colors are so nice together. What an interesting painting technique to try by cleaning paint off brushes on the canvas,then building a painting from whatever image presents itself. I will have to try this myself.
    Thanks, Marie

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  2. Surprises are everywhere during the painting process, this one was a "happy surprise". Thanks for the comment Marie, hoping you are surrounded by family and friends during this holiday time.

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