Monday, October 27, 2008

Tulips for a Rainy Day - sold



12"x9" oil on gessoed masonite artboard

“The business of a poet, said Imlac, is to examine, not the individual but the species; to remark general properties and large appearances. He does not number the streaks of the tulip.”

- Samuel Johnson



Oh, I do like this quote...as I like to think I paint 'poetically' rather than botanically- more of what you feel when you think of .....remember THAT particular bouquet of tulips.....

Click on the image for a close-up view of the palette-knife work.

3 Comments:

Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

I think it's a terrific painting Roxanne with your trade mark impasto still conveying the fragility of those tulips somehow.

October 28, 2008 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Sheila! It was indeed a fun one to paint!

October 28, 2008 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Diane Kessluk said...

It is so much prettier up close. Wow!

October 28, 2008 at 8:24 PM  

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