6" x 8"
oil on linen panel (Ray Mar)
I was searching for good contrasts to paint and decided on this ruby tulip. I really like the reflected light on the bottom of the petals. It's tough to get those colors right. I feel this was was quite successful.
Reference photo April 10, 2010. Admittedly this was shot a year ago, but the weather and my schedule were not cooperating. I knew the tulips were up and anxious to get to the gardens to take many photos. Luckily I was able to a couple of days ago and got some great shots. Get ready to see many tulip paintings coming up. They are just lovely right now.