Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunlit Tulip

Sunlit Tulip| 5"x7" | oil on hardboard

Spring is here. Whew–it was a long, cold and snowy winter here in Iowa so we're all ready for spring. I was just outside and saw that our tulips are just beginning to emerge from the dirt.

I dug through my photos from last spring and found some I shot in Orange City. My good friends, Brett and Nora Mulder, are the owners of the Tulip Town Bulb Company and their gardens last year were in glorious bloom with every variety of tulip under the sun. I took a lot of photos there.

Brett could tell you exactly what variety this is, but I'll just say it is the red/yellow kind.

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  1. Nice painting. Makes me even more anxious for spring to come!
    Aunt Betty

  2. Love the colors on this one, and the contrast between bright and muted flowers. Nice job!

    Andrew Wolgen

  3. Beautiful job, John! Great composition.

  4. Beautiful, I just love tulips they seem to have such a refreshing beauty that other flowers don't. Very nice execution.

  5. Hi John, definitely Darwins. I think these might be the 'Apeldoorn Elite'? tulip variety.

    I think your work is so cool I've added a link on my blog and also passed along little award... do with it what you will.