6" x 8"
oil on linen panel (by Ray Mar)
Happy Easter, all! First I need to apologize for the photo quality on this one. The colors are a bit washed out. I had the hardest time getting the colors correct. The blue sky is not as cyan as shown here and the lavender flowers at the bottom have more magenta in them - a deeper purple. When I get those colors correct the red in the tulip becomes way too saturated. I don't know why my Canon could not get the colors even. As for the painting, I probably fussed too much in the details, so it took longer than it should have. I think I need to start timing myself, so I get more spontaneous brush work. I wanted to soften the edges in the background, though, to give that out-of-focus effect.
Reference photo was taken on April 13. The clouds were so lovely that day, I just had to back up and show them off. Loved the unique color of these tulips as well.