Friday, April 7, 2017

Misbehaving Tulips

Wow. It's been such a long time since I have painted anything. About 4 months!

Actually in my defense I have been painting - just not oil painting - house painting!
I do a lot of the DIY and painting and decorating around the house and we have had contractors in and a lot of dust flying around.

So after my long hiatus, this is my latest painting. I'm working on a series of tulip paintings - partly inspired by the Spring and partly inspired by an artist I admire - Anne Redpath. She was one of the 'Scottish colourists'. She painted ordinary still life objects and incorporated simple patterned textiles into her set-ups. I also like the way she did not use conventional perspective - she would 'tilt' the table surface to incorporate more of the surface into the image - similar to Matisse.
Anne Redpath was 1895 and died in 1965. To me her work is as relevant today as it was back then.

This painting is:
(16 x 16 inches)
40 x 40cm approx
Oil on Gessobord

This painting is not available for sale just yet.  I'm keeping it for reference while I work on a series.
I was telling my cousin that the tulips seemed to have a mind of their own. She suggested the title.

Not currently for sale