Oh my I can see that this challenge might take me forever – there is a great deal of texture in this painting, but my photograph is about as bad as it gets. Please bear with me on this one, for good or bad, it’s part of the 15-painting challenge so it’s being posted – I’m not excited about this painting . . . but I’ll explain a bit later.
Yellow Tulips in a Vase, is an oil pastel (14×11) on a gessoed prepared hardboard. I did an a very wet and runny watercolor underpainting for a little looser feel to the piece. I used subjects from three different reference photographs and combined them in a way allowing all subjects to be touching – the tall vase and tulips are my favorite aspect of the piece, in person they are brilliant yellow full and the flowers/stems have lots of textures.
If I was to paint this scene over again I would take out the round blue vase and tulip laying on the table and use in some combination maybe marbles, cream or purple satin ribbon, or perhaps a brass clock. The table top doesn’t appeal to me either. This painting became too static and doesn’t grab me emotionally – what about you? You won’t hurt my feelings ~
So why post something I’m not happy with, it’s my way of staying true and honest to the challenge and to let you see that sometimes a whole painting can fall apart. Nothing to do except get back at it and start painting again ~ click onto the image for a larger view.