"Los Tulipanes"

"Los Tulipanes"
48 X 48, oil on panel

Monday, May 24, 2010

pink and white tulips

I had an exhibit of paintings I have done over the years at The Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival this year. This is one of the paintings from that exhibit. I love looking at the paintings I have done there and remembering painting each one, I love to remember just being there surrounded by tulips, and all the kind people who have stopped to admire my paintings and ask questions. People sometimes apologize for interrupting me when I am painting, but I honestly love it, it doesn't interrupt me, it enriches my painting experience.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Red tulips under Timp

There is this spot, at the bottom of Shepherd's Path, where you can see Timpanogos perfectly. They have flower beds that are always planted and if you lay down on the grass, you can see the flowers and the mountain getting closer together. I don't know if I have ever passed this spot with out laying down just to enjoy this great view. I don't lay down when I paint there, but I paint it as if I were ... and I paint there often.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

enjoy your new home little painting

People often ask me if it is hard to let a painting go, and to be completely honest, it is.
But I really enjoy getting to share something so personal, and I love that others feel joy when they look at my paintings, I am grateful to have my paintings invited into homes, I think that is very personal too... and I am honored.
Here I am painting this painting last year at the Tulip Festival (pregnant :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Los Tulipanes

I love this painting. It is 4 feet by 4 feet. I named it "Los Tulipanes" because that is spanish for, "the tulips". I have exhausted many titles that may be appropriate for paintings of red tulips. The original is hanging in The Utah State Capitol (on loan), it is part of The Springville Museum of Art's permanent collection. I'll make you a giclée in any size you want, on canvas or paper. I'll recommend that you get it full size on canvas... that's what I'm getting for myself.