Tulips #2

November 2017
5/8” wrapped canvas

Artist Statement

These lovely tulips were growing in a little window-box at the Old Courthouse in Kamloops. The red and white tulips (with the sort of maple leaf in red on the white) are called the ‘Canada 150 Tulips.’ The Canada 150 Tulips were specially bred (with assistance from the Netherlands) for Canada’s 150th Anniversary. I have simplified the composition compared to the original photograph, striving to capture the cleanliness of line and the curvilinear, undulating shapes of the leaves. This is the second of 2 paintings of these tulips.