Tulips

16.75" x 11.5"

Painted completely within Inkscape - April, 2019

Printed on white woven canvas

The canvas provides more of a texture - not shown in the above jpg image


I always admired the flower-bouquet paintings by Odilon Redon.

He created abstract and surreal backgrounds with flowers that just popped out with colors.

I hope to do a series of flower paintings - modernizing and refining his concepts.


I started this painting in March, 2019.

Finished it in July, 2020


Painting tulips with a mouse was a hard, and arduous task.

Every few weeks I would touch it up, and make adjustments.


In the fall of 2019, I discovered white woven canvas that could be printed on with the inkjet.

This stimulated me to try printing the tulips on this media.

That nudged me into creating a textured background - which works well with the tulips and canvas.


The ersatz bowl - made of vectored arrows - took months to create.

Love the interplay of the arrowed bowl and the tulip's stems.