Thursday, December 6, 2012

White Tulips in a White Vase

White Tulips  12x12" Acrylic on Canvas  Click to Bid
I always find painting white subjects on white backgrounds a bit challenging. I gave that homework assignment to my students, who also found it challenging. I decided to do a demo for them - which proved to be - you guessed it...challenging, (and it came out way too colorful, almost fauvist). Not to be beat by my own assignment, I went to my studio and set up this still life and painted it.  Then I did it two more times smaller and faster, with different colors, just to play around... 


9 comments:

Bruce Bingham said...

You did a great job with this! I love them all, but I think the very last one, probably the fastest, and very high key might be my favorite. But just by a smidge

Jerry Stocks said...

Can't decide which I like best. Sent off a check this morning for your NC class. Am excited!!!!!

Angie Brooksby said...

It's like flash fiction, reduce, reduce. They are all beautiful!

Patti Mollica said...

jerry cant wait to see you ! bruce i agree with u angie - thanks!!

Jo Mackenzie said...

I am always on the quest to paint white things. I am working on roses and peonies and sometimes I think I am getting somewhere and then the goal slips away like quick sliver.
I will book mark your tulips because that is what I want to to more than anything else......seriously more than anything else.

Nora MacPhail said...

They are all lovely and quite different. I think the first warm one is my preference. Congrats on taking the time and energy to do your homework!!

Patti Mollica said...

I've done even more versions of these same tulips since i posted this - they are addictive! I keep trying to find new colors in the whites and midtones. This exercise shows me what colors i gravitate to, and which hues i seem to avoid. it's interesting. thanks for your comments!

Stephanie Berry said...

I definitely like the top one the best. I like the warm whites and the bits of contrasting color that give the vase solid shape. Very nice!

Patti Mollica said...

Its always nice to hear which ones people like the best, thanks for weighing in, Stephanie!