Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Tip Toe"

WaterColor on Arches 300 lb cold press
15 x 11
As you know I am working on contrast, The "Father and Son" painting was a study in contrast, and like this one has the light coming from behind. Known as back lighting. I did a study of a bouquet of tulips several "Daily Paintings" ago, and decided to do a close up and personal of these three. I am so pleased with the dramatic effect and the translucency of the tulips. I think by selecting to do the background in a dark violet, violet being the opposite of yellow on the color wheel really makes the tulips pop even more. As for the title - I guess I was tip toeing around and sneaking up on the painting, trying to view it from all angles,
"Tip Toe through the Tulips with me." Tiny Tim

1 comment:

  1. I really like this one. You know me and your flowers.